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Intersections: Exploring the Identities that Come Together to Make Us

Who We Are, a public forum on social identity

Date: Monday, November 11th, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall

Contact:, Bill Conover: 363-2389

Muslim and American.  Islam in the U.S.  These few words hint at personal and social realities in post-9/11 America that are as vast and complex as they are controversial and misunderstood.  From airport profiling to the targeting of mosques to the suspicious glances of passersby, Muslims and their faith often fall prey in this country to fear-based misunderstanding and attacks in the media and on the streets.  Beyond the noise and confusion of these controversies, however, millions of Muslim-Americans defy stereotypes by the actual commitments and choices they make every day.  Three members of the Beloit College community will speak about their Muslim and American identities: 

*Mohammed Abbed, sophomore 

*Catherine Bronson, professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies

*Salih Erschen, member of the local Beloit Muslim Center

Moderator:  Debra Majeed, professor in Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

This event is the first in a monthly series called Intersections, a public forum for exploring the social identities that come together to make us who we are, and for understanding the diverse experiences and challenges of living "at the corner" of two or more particular social identities.

To read press release click here.

This event is free and open to the campus and community.