Past Event

What it's like to be the Muslim next door in Silicon Valley

Thu, Feb 16 2012 - 6:30pm

What It’s Like to Be the Muslim Next Door in Silicon Valley

Muhammed Chaudhry, President & CEO, Silicon Valley Education Foundation
Sumbul ali-Karamali, Lawyer; Author, The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and that Veil Thing
Raaina Mohsen, Executive Director, Cities Association of Santa Clara County
Barbara Marshman, Opinion Pages Editor, San Jose Mercury News – Moderator

A panel of five leading Silicon Valley executives, educators and entrepreneurs will share their stories and perspectives surrounding the experience of growing up Muslim in the American context. Both anecdotally and analytically, panelists will explore the impact that their Muslim identity has had on their personal and professional assimilation into American society. The speakers will provide insight into some of the nuances of the Islamic faith and will discuss many of the misconceptions commonly associated with their religion.

Location: Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 South Market Street, San Jose
Time: 6:30 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Also note:
Cosponsored by the Santa Clara County Office of Education, the Santa Clara County Library, the San Jose Public Library, and the Tech Museum of Innovation.