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Heritage & Health Series Program

Muslim Heritage Month

Muslim Heritage Month

Celebrate Muslim Heritage with us starting April 2021!

Visit this site for most current MHM event listings and Zoom access information. Please include your first AND last name when entering Zoom.

SKIP TO A WEEK: APR 5–9 | APR 12–16 | APR 19–23 | APR 26-30

Wednesday, April 7

Welcome Week Muslim Heritage Month Opening Ceremony
Noon-1 p.m.

Join President Thuy and our beloved Muslim Student Association (MSA) for the start of our first Muslim Heritage Month where we'll be kicking off this month with music, speakers, and much more! 

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If you don’t already have a Zoom link, please request event access via email with your first and last name and CWID to Erin Ortiz at ortizerin@foothill.edu.

 

Friday, April 9

Muslim Student Panel: Discussing Intersectionality of Muslim American Identity
Noon-1 p.m.

An open conversation about identity, and Foothill College student’s experiences being Muslim youth in America

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USE PASSCODE: Owls

Tuesday, April 13

What is Ramadan? Fasting Challenge!
1-2 p.m.

Join the Foothill MSA to learn more about Ramadan! We will be ending off this event with a challenge for the audience so make sure to stay till the end.

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Thursday, April 15

Lecture Series I: Islamophobia in Europe and banning the Hijab
2:30 p.m.

Featuring American author and activist Samina Ali. Ali serves as the curator of Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art and Voices, a global, virtual exhibition for the International Museum of Women, now part of Global Fund for Women. She is the co-founder of American Muslim feminist organization Daughters of Hajar and has been a frequent advocate for Muslim women’s rights. Join her talk on Islamophobia in Europe and the policies regarding Hijab.

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If you don’t already have a Zoom link, please request event access via email with your first and last name and CWID to Erin Ortiz at ortizerin@foothill.edu.

 

Friday, April 16

Middle Eastern Cooking Segment with Mariam
4-5 p.m.

Sugar and Spice makes everything nice as we will be hosting a fun cooking session with Mariam Touni, fellow Foothill College student, who will be teaching us some delicious Egyptian Ramadan treats. Join us for a fun and tasty time in the kitchen!

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Monday, April 19

Film Discussion: Reel Bad Arabs
10-11:15 a.m.

 Featuring FC Professor John Fox & FC Equity Librarian Laura Gamez! More information about film coming soon.

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If you don’t already have a Zoom link, please request event access via email with your first and last name and CWID to Erin Ortiz at ortizerin@foothill.edu.

 

Tuesday, April 20

Islamic Influence on Art History
4-5 p.m.

If you’re interested in art and the expansive multiculturalism within art history, then join Professor Cynthia Brannvall as she discusses aesthetics and diversity in the art and architecture from the Islamic world.

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If you don’t already have a Zoom link, please request event access via email with your first and last name and CWID to Erin Ortiz at ortizerin@foothill.edu.

 

Wednesday, April 21

5 Pillars of Islam - Kareem Syed
2:30-3:30 p.m.

Community organizer and civic leader Kareem Syed discusses the core values and foundational pillars of Islam as well as how effective practice ultimately enhances community engagement. 

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Kareem Syed is Community Organizer and Civic leader. He is  a cofounder of the Los Gatos Anti Racism Coalition and an Interfaith Leader in Los Gatos and Saratoga. He is currently serving as a Civil Grand Juror for Santa Clara County and working on completing his Masters in Islamic Studies Leadership from Chicago Theological Seminary. 

Thursday, April 22

Lecture Series II: Sabreen Kadhim 
2:30 p.m.

Featuring Sabreen Kadhim, an Iraqi Writer, Poet, & Journalist! 

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If you don’t already have a Zoom link, please request event access via email with your first and last name and CWID to Erin Ortiz at ortizerin@foothill.edu.

 

Friday, April 23

Immigration, Lawyering and Islam
Noon-1 p.m.

Roxana Moussavian is an immigration attorney and Co-Director of Pangea Legal Services, a non-profit based in San Francisco that defends immigrants against government deportation. At Pangea, Roxana works mostly with and for immigrants with disabilities. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School. Prior to law school, Roxana worked as a Policy Advisor for the Obama Administration’s National Economic Council where her portfolio included community college policies. She is a Muslim and the daughter of Iranian immigrants to the United States.

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Monday, April 26

A look into the Sengal Islamic influenced Subgroup
10-11 a.m.

Join FC Photography Professor Ron Herman with an analysis of the Baye Fall Subgroup of the Mouride brotherhood in Senegal.

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If you don’t already have a Zoom link, please request event access via email with your first and last name and CWID to Erin Ortiz at ortizerin@foothill.edu.

 

Tuesday, April 27

Lecture Series III: Leadership as a Lawyer
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join FC Alum ASFC past President, past MSA President, Ahmed Mostafa!

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If you don’t already have a Zoom link, please request event access via email with your first and last name and CWID to Erin Ortiz at ortizerin@foothill.edu.

 

Wednesday, April 28

Global Political Issues Affecting Muslims
2:30-4:00 p.m.

Learn about some of the international conflicts targeting predominatnly Muslim minorities through engaging with well-informed and renowned Muslim activists and speakers.

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Hatem Bazian is a co-founder and Professor of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College, the 1st Accredited Muslim Liberal Arts College in the United States. In addition to academic work, Dr, Bazian is a weekly columnist for the Turkish Daily Sabah Newspaper and Turkey Agenda online magazine. Dr. Bazian is founder and national Chair of American Muslims for Palestine, board member of the Islamic Scholarship Fund, Muslim Legal Fund of America, President of Dollar for Deen Charity, and Chair of Northern California Islamic Council.

Ammad Wajahat Rafiqi was born and partly raised in Kashmir and works with Stand With Kashmir as a Bay Area organizer educating individuals and communities on the occupation of Kashmir by Indian armed forces through workshops/webinars on college campuses, with allies and associated groups. SWK works on empowering the local community advocates  to engage in education, outreach, grassroots organizing and solidarity to raise awareness on Kashmir. Beyond his advocacy for Kashmir, Rafiqi is the Civil Rights & Legal Services Coordinator for the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA).  In this role, he is responsible for coordinating the work of the Legal Services team, including their representation of clients facing religious discrimination/denial of accommodation at work or in public spaces and law enforcement harassment, as well as their documentation of targeted hate towards American Muslims.

Thursday, April 29

Iftar Countdown and Eating Together
7:45 p.m.

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Friday, April 30

Closing Ceremony
Noon-1 p.m.

 Join us for our final Eid Celebration and Closing Ceremony! Check back for more information.

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