Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
FILMS, READINGS, PERFORMANCES
Join us for an afternoon of short films, stage-actor readings, and performances that reflect the voices of Muslims in Newark. Professional artists and students will perform inspiring music, powerful monologues, and display visual art that both celebrate and dramatize the long and rich history of Muslim life in New Jersey's largest city.
This event is curated and directed by Dr. Zain Abdullah, Temple University Professor of Islamic Studies, and sponsored by the Newark 350 Celebration, the Newark Museum, the African American & African Studies Department of Rutgers-Newark, the Muslim Students Association (MSA) of RU-Newark, and co-sponsored by the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at RU-Newark, the Theatre Program at RU/NJIT-Newark, The Center for Migration and the Global City at RU-Newark, and The Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at RU-Newark.
Doors Open - 12:15pm
Opening Welcome - 1pm
Spoken Word Performances
Moorish American Reading
Short Films – Early Voices
Adeenu Allahee Universal Arabic Association (AAUAA)
Nation of Islam
Ministry of Imam W.D. Mohammed
Short Films – Contemporary Voices
NIA Masjid and Community Center (Guyanese Caribbean)
Masjid Mubarak (Nigerian)
Muslim Students Association (Rutgers-Newark)
Prayer, Main Break & Museum Gallery Visit – 2:30pm
Muhammad Ali Special Tribute
Opening Film Clip
Reflections on Ali: Readings
African Dance and Music
Muhammad Ali: Reading
Closing – 3:50pm
Songs: "A Change Gonna Come" (Sam Cooke)
"All I Do" (Stevie Wonder)
PLEASE NOTE: ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER AT THIS SITE & NOT MERELY ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR ATTENDANCE ON FACEBOOK. SEATING IS ON A "FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE" BASIS. PARKING IS AVAILABLE FOR A FEE AT THE MUSEUM AND THE RUTGERS PARKING DECK.
*This event will be video recorded and photographed for marketing purposes.
This free program is supported by a grant from the Community Foundation of New Jersey/Newark Celebration 350 Fund. 2016 is the 350th Anniversary of Newark’s founding. For more information and event listings visit www.nc350.org.