Park 51: The NY Islamic Center Project
Park 51: NY Islamic Center Project
Munir Jiwa, Founding Director and Professor, Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological UnionAmeena Jandali, Educator; Co-founder, the Islamic Network Group – Moderator
The controversial Park 51 project to build a mosque and Muslim community center near Ground Zero has thrust us into a national conversation about religious freedom, patriotism and Islamophobia. Jiwa posits that the general public still equates 9/11 with Islam rather than al-Qaida. He says we must work toward mutual respect and understanding.
MLF: Middle EastLocation: SF Club OfficeTime: 5:30 p.m. networking, 6 p.m. programCost: MEMBERS FREE, $20 non-members, students free (with valid ID)Program Organizer: Celia MenczelAlso know: In association with the San Francisco Interfaith Council