A TOWN HALL CONVERSATION – UNDERSTANDING MUSLIM COMMUNITIES AT HOME & ABROAD
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Feb , 18, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location
Ivywild School

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Publication1A Partnership between Citizen’s Project and the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Doors open 4:30 , Program 5:30 pm
Reception 7:00 – 7:30 pm
Cash Bar

In recent months, the rhetoric in our national and international conversations about Islam and the Muslim community has at times reached a fever pitch.  Radicalism within the Islamic world—like radicalism in other segments of humanity—is a genuine concern because it threatens indiscriminate violence.  But in an atmosphere of fear and misapprehension, it is easy to focus on equally indiscriminate threats and overlook the human reality and the people of those communities.

Join us for this Town Hall – a conversation, not lectures, moderated by Council President Sky Foerster.  Bring your questions & concerns – engage with our panelists, who offer a breadth of expertise and experience with Muslim communities at home and abroad.

 Professor Bob Lee  Ms. Joanne Cummings  Kamel Elwazeir  Jenny Presswalla
Robert Lee Joanne Cummings Kamel Elwazeir Jenny Presswalla2
 Teaches Middle East Politics at Colorado College; author, Religion & Politics in the Middle East; PhD from Columbia University  Career Foreign Service Officer with extensive service in the Middle East; currently serving in USAF Academy Department of Political Science  Born in Qatar; came to Colorado Springs in 1998; Imam, Board of Directors of Islamic Society of Colorado Springs; community liaison  Director for Strategic Engagement in Colorado, U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Community Partnerships

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