September 17, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. - C.J. Davidson Center in the Houston Harte University Center
Screening and discussion of the PBS film “Prince Among Slaves,” which tells the story of African Prince Abd al Rahman Ibrahima, who was sold into the trans-Atlantic slave trade in 1788 and brought to the United States. The screening, with presenters Drs. John Klingemann and Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai, also serves as the opening program in the third year of ASU's Civil War Lecture Series.
September 25, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. - Learning Commons of the Porter Henderson Library
A “Taste of Arabian Nights” presented by the ASU Multicultural Center will include a tasting of Arabic dishes.
September 25, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. - Learning Commons of the Porter Henderson Library
“An Evening of A Thousand and One Nights” will offer a reading of selected stories together with observations and insights into the culture by English professor Dr. Chris Ellery along with members of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, and other English graduate and undergraduate students.
October 1, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. - Meeting Room of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts
The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts will host a showing of the 90-minute video “Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World” to be followed by a discussion led by museum director Howard Taylor. For more information, call 325-653-3333.
All programs are open free to the public.
The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association, the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, Oxford University Press, and Twin Cities Public Television. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.