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Understanding Islam

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Saratoga Civic Theater

13777 Fruitvale Avenue

Saratoga, CA 95070

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Join Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and the City of Saratoga for a three-part speaker series on "Understanding Islam."

Each event will be held at the Saratoga Civic Theater, and will include a panel discussion, moderated by Simitian, featuring experts and activists from the Islamic community.


Tuesday, April 16th

7:00pm-8:30pm

What does it mean to be Muslim? The basics.
A discussion of Islam as a religion and an identity in modern America and abroad.

Ameena Jandali, Islamic Networks Group
Jihad Turk, President of Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School
Anita Husen, Educator and linguist, formerly Stanford, Princeton, University of Texas


Tuesday, April 23rd

7:00pm-8:30pm

Fear of a Faith: Sharia. Surveillance. Terrorism. The Muslim Ban. What’s real, and what’s not?
A discussion of the policies, politics, and current events that affect U.S. understandings of Islam and Muslims.

Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director, Islamic Networks Group
Jihad Turk, President of Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School


Thursday, April 25th

7:00pm-8:30pm

Women and Islam
A discussion of what it means to be a Muslim woman, and how Islam intersects with gender in today’s world.

Anita Husen, Educator and linguist, formerly Stanford, Princeton, University of Texas
Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director, Islamic Networks Group

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Saratoga Civic Theater

13777 Fruitvale Avenue

Saratoga, CA 95070

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