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II Round Table: Coming to America: The Muslim Experience

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
4:00-5:30 PM
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What is the experience of moving to and living in the United States like for Muslim immigrants? How has the experience changed due to recent world events? With U.S. politicians stirring up fears of Syrian refugees and seemingly growing Islamophobia in the country, this round table will explore the history of Muslim immigrants to the U.S. and address issues facing American Muslims today.
The II brings campus experts and community leaders together to discuss this contemporary issue. U-M faculty will be joined by the mayor of Hamtramck, MI, and the director of Immigrant Affairs with the Mayor’s Office for the City of Detroit. An audience Q&A follows. The event is free and open to the public. It will be live-streamed at Follow @iimichigan live on Twitter, questions will be taken using #IIRoundTable.

The panelists are:
• Hussein Anwar Fancy (moderator): Department of History, U-M
• Sally Howell: Department of History, UM-Dearborn
• Karen Majewski: Mayor of Hamtramck, MI, and Project Manager with the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy, U-M
• Fayrouz Saad: Director of Immigrant Affairs with the Mayor’s Office, City of Detroit
• Andrew Shryock: Department of Anthropology, U-M
Building: Michigan Union
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: AEM Featured, Anthropology, Detroit, History, International, Middle East Studies, Multicultural, Muslim, Politics
Source: Happening @ Michigan from International Institute, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Global Islamic Studies Center, Department of Anthropology, Department of History, Arab and Muslim American Studies (AMAS)

The Global Islamic Studies Center organizes a number of public events each year such as lectures, conferences, and films, many in collaboration with other U-M units. Please use our searchable events calendar for information about upcoming programs sponsored by GISC and the Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS).