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Muslims in Michigan Community Conversation

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
12:00 AM
Calvin College Commons Lecture Hall1835 Knollcrest Circle SE, Grand Rapids, 49546 Admission is free - Open to the Public

Michigan Radio is partnering with Calvin College and the University of Michigan Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies to host an event that will explore Michigan’s diverse Muslim population. The Muslims in Michigan Community Conversation will take place on Wednesday, April 12, at 7 pm at the Calvin College Commons Lecture Hall in Grand Rapids. This free event will be an opportunity for members of the community to learn more about Michigan’s Muslim population. Beyond religion, this event is designed to explore the cultural, political, ethnic, and social lives of this diverse group.Michigan Radio’s Jennifer White will host this discussion. Panelists for the event will include an Imam from the Grand Rapids area, a Calvin College Muslim student, and other members of West Michigan’s Muslim community.This event is an extension of Michigan Radio’s “Muslims in Michigan” radio series, which aired in 2010. That series explored topics such as sharia law, halal meats, the recent construction of a new mosque in Grand Rapids, and a profile of individual Muslims who had recently converted to Islam. More information on that series can be found at: muslimsinmichigan.org Michigan Radio is an NPR News Station, the University of Michigan’s public radio station, and the state’s most listened-to public radio service, attracting over 475,000 listeners each week across the southern half of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Michigan Radio broadcasts at 91.7 FM in southeastern Michigan, 91.1 FM in Flint, and 104.1 FM in western Michigan.

To watch the Muslims in Michigan Community Conversation via live webstream, please click here.

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