During Ramadan 2010, Islam’s holy month of fasting and reflection, New Yorkers Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq took a roadtrip across America, stopping each evening to break their fasts at a different mosque in a different state. The two drove more than 13,000 miles during the trip and blogged about it daily on their website.
Ali and Tariq will speak on Tuesday, March 15, at the University of St. Thomas. Learn about their journey through an interactive presentation as they explore what it means to be Muslim in America today. Their experience serves as a powerful counter-narrative to the media’s image of a monolithic Islam.
The event, free and open to the public, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium.
Co-sponsors for this event include the Globally Minded Student Association, the Saudi Club, Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center, Campus Ministry, Students for Justice and Peace, and the Muslim Student Association.