Starting January 20, 2013, the Alameda Free Library in collaboration with the Islamic Center of Alameda and the Alameda Multicultural Community Center will host a four-part cultural event called “Muslim Journeys: An exploration and celebration of the intertwined histories of Islam and the West.”
The series opens with a viewing of the film Koran by Heart followed by a discussion on January 20, 2013 from 2- 4 p.m. at the Main Library (1550 Oak Street).
The second event, on Sunday February 17, 2013 from 4-7 p.m., is a discussion of two books on the theme of Connected Histories accompanied by a multicultural potluck hosted by the Islamic Center of Alameda at 901 Santa Clara Avenue.
In concert with Women’s History Month the third program, on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 2-4 p.m., will be held at the Leydecker Park Recreation Center (3225 Mecartney Road). The program will showcase stories about women in Islam with a discussion on the Points of View theme.
The final program in the series will be on Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 5-9 p.m. at the Alameda Multicultural Community Center (1900 3rd Street; Woodstock Education Center Multipurpose Room). Participants will view and discuss the film Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World.
All events are free and open to the public. Parents are encouraged to bring children who are able to join in the discussions. Several books that will be discussed are available to check out at the Library, please contact the Adult Reference Desk for copies. For additional information, contact the Alameda Free Library (747-7777), the Islamic Center of Alameda Dawah Committee (748-9052) or the Alameda Multicultural Community Center (355-6984)