Two years after completing the 30 Mosques project—a blog about the road trip where photographer Bassam Tariq and comedian Aman Ali crisscrossed the United States visiting 30 mosques during the month of Ramadan—they turned to other Muslims to share their experiences online. They also created original videos that capture stories of the Muslim experience, prayer, fasting, music and popular culture. The result is 30 Days Ramadan, a dynamic patchwork of images and ideas that take a personal look at Muslim culture in the U.S. today.
Breakfast with Bassam Tariq and Aman Ali, as they reflect on the 30 Mosques and 30 Days Ramadan projects, and the launch of the new educational curriculum Muslims in America: 30 Days Ramadan Lesson Plan
March 30, 2013 from 8:30 -10:30 AM
Mayme A. Clayton Museum and Library
4130 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230
Presented by: ITVS, Mayme A. Clayton Museum and Library, PBS SoCal, and Council on American-Islamic Relations-Greater Los Angeles Area (CAIR-LA)
Muslims in America: 30 Days Ramadan Lesson Plan provides an exciting way to explore contemporary Muslim life in America using videos and crowd-sourced content to explore the diversity of religious and cultural traditions in the United States and within Islam. Curriculum meets Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy inHistory/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.
The Independent Television Service (ITVS) funds, presents, and promotes award-winning documentaries and dramas on public television and cable, innovative new media projects on the Web, and the Emmy Award-winning weekly series Independent Lens Monday nights at 10:00 PM on PBS. Community Classroom is ITVS's innovative and free resource for educators, offering short-form film modules adapted from ITVS's award-winning documentaries and standards-based lesson plans for high school and community colleges, NGOs, and youth organizations. ITVS's Diverse Muslim Voices initiative builds awareness and understanding in the U.S. of the range of Muslim societies and cultures. The multiyear project elevates stories about Muslim cultures through multiplatform promotion and distribution and ignites citizen engagement through live events and educational programs. Diverse Muslim Voices funding is provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
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