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University Celebrates Grant

University of Redlands plans series of events to celebrate grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

REDLANDS, Feb. 21, 2013 – The University of Redlands Armacost Library is one of 842 libraries and state humanities councils selected nationwide to receive the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures initiative. This initiative engages the power of the humanities to promote understanding and mutual respect for people with diverse histories, cultures, and perspectives within the United States and abroad. The “Bookshelf” includes a collection of books, films and other resources that will introduce the American public to the complex history and culture of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

The University of Redlands is one of 842 libraries and state humanities councils selected nationwide to receive the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a project of the. This initiative engages the power of the humanities to promote understanding and mutual respect for people with diverse histories, cultures, and perspectives within the United States and abroad. The “Bookshelf” includes a collection of books, films and other resources that will introduce the American public to the complex history and culture of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

In efforts to both celebrate and raise awareness of the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, the following events have been planned by the University of Redlands Armacost Library

  • Film screening and Q&A of Prince Among Slaves facilitated by Dr. Patrick Wing
    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 7-9 p.m.
    Redlands Peace Academy
    609 Amigos Dr. Suite 2 Redlands CA
  • Tea & Discussion with Maria Khani- Topic Islam 101
    Thursday, March 28, 2013 3-5 p.m.
    University of Redlands, Gregory 161
    1200 East Colton Ave, Redlands, CA
  • Tea & Discussion with Malek Bendelhoum- Topic Your Muslim Neighbor
    Wednesday, April 3, 2013 7-8 p.m.
    Redlands Peace Academy
    609 Amigos Dr. Suite 2 Redlands CA
  • Information Booth at the 23rd Annual “On Common Ground” Multicultural Festival
    Saturday, April 6, 2013 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    University of Redlands, University Quad
    1200 East Colton Ave, Redlands CA

Developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association (ALA), the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is intended to address both the need and desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations. The Armacost Library will receive 25 books, three films and access for one year to Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Information about the books is available online.

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.

Armacost Library Contact:
Melissa Cardenas-Dow
909-748-8089
Melissa_Cardenasdow@redlands.edu


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