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Date(s) - 05/15/17
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Museum of the City of New York

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Inspired by our new exhibition, Muslim in New York, join a panel of leading Muslim scholars, activists, and civic leaders to explore the rich, multifaceted histories of New York City’s major Muslim communities, including those of African, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African-American heritage. #MusliminNY

Zain Abdullah, Anthropologist and associate professor of Religion at Temple University; author of Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem (Oxford University Press, 2010)

Zaheer Ali, Oral historian at Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) and Director of BHS’s new Muslims in Brooklyn project

Debbie Almontaser, Founder and CEO of Bridging Cultures Group

Vivek Bald, Scholar, documentary filmmaker, and author of Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America (Harvard University Press, 2013)

Sarah Sayeed (moderator), Senior Advisor for the Community Affairs Unit at the New York City Mayor’s Office, former Program Director of the Interfaith Center of New York

Following the panel, there will be light refreshmentsand the exhibition Muslim in New York will be open for viewing.