Past Event

It's Complicated: Muslims and Jews in America

Wed, Jun 1 2011 - 7:00pm

It's Complicated: Muslims and Jews in America

Advanced tickets sold out. Tickets available at door.

Reza Aslan, Co-author, Muslims and Jews in America: Commonalities, Contentions, and Complexities; Contributing Editor, The Daily Beast
Aaron Hahn Tapper, Co-author, Muslims and Jews in America: Commonalities, Contentions, and Complexities; Swig Chair of Judaic Studies, USF
Aysha Hidayatullah, Assistant Professor of Islamic studies, USF
Sydney Mintz, Rabbi, Congregation Emanu-El

A distinguished panel takes a new look at the innovative ways in which Judaism and Islam have absorbed, and been profoundly altered by, the so-called “American experience.” American Jews and American Muslims have consistently engaged each other in conversation – whether directly or indirectly, constructively or not – in ways that have usually eluded their co-religionists throughout the rest of the world. The members of these two groups often find themselves the focus of a disproportionate amount of media attention, particularly when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. American Jews and American Muslims struggle with similar inter-communal concerns when it comes to education, politics or even pop culture. Join in a fascinating discussion.
 
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
Time: 6:15 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program
Cost:
 $22 standard, $12 members, students free (with valid ID)