International Museum of Muslim Cultures at Jackson, MS is organizing its 8th Anniversary Celebration. Public is invited. Please call IMMC’S Office at 601-960-0440 or EMAIL: email@example.com:
Theme: ISLAM AT A CROSSROADS IN AMERICA
WHEN: July 10 -12, 2009
WHERE: Convention Center, Jackson, MS
Panel Discussion: Latino Renaissance
Friday, July 10, 2009 Time: 2:15 to 3:45 pm
The panel Discussion will be moderated by Sis. Khadija Rivera, Founder and Coordinator, Piedad Latino Muslim Association.
The Renaissance (from French Renaissance, meaning "rebirth");was a cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in Italy in the Late Middle Ages and later spreading to the rest of Europe. The term is also used more loosely to refer to the historic era, but since the changes of the Renaissance were not uniform across Europe, this is a general use of the term. To the Muslim world, Latino Renaissance is a catch phrase for the rebirth of Islam among Spanish-speaking people. For 700 years the glory of Muslim Spain was heard around the world. The fear that Islam would be a global power shook Europe into the most horrendous period in history the Inquisition. In response, genocide and torture worked hand in hand to destroy the art, literary works, medical contributions and architecture of a unique and vibrant society. Today from Cuba to Spain, Latino Muslims are taking charge of history by spreading Islam from East coast to West. They are involved with art, Hip Hop, and the political forefront, in addition to spreading the teachings of Islam and attending learning centers throughout the world. This workshop will touch upon the contributions of Hajj Malik Shabazz aka Malcolm X to present day.
Speakers will be Imam Yusef Maisonett and Imam Ali Siddiqui. Imam Siddiqui will present: Latino Renaissance – A Historic Perspective.
Imam Siddiqui is the Religious Advisor of Piedad - Latino Muslim Association; an Expert of One Nation (onenationforall.org); President of California Muslim Institute; and the member of the Board of Directors, Peace with Justice Center of the Pomona Valley, CA .
Public is invited. Please call IMMC’S Office at 601-960-0440 or EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org for registration.