A TOWN HALL CONVERSATION – UNDERSTANDING MUSLIM COMMUNITIES AT HOME & ABROAD
Feb , 18, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
A 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
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
| 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
Bookings are closed for this event.