Thursday, September 26, 2013

Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys: In the Country of Men

Armacost Library, Campus Diversity & Inclusion, Redlands Peace Academy, and A.K. Smiley Public Library have received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to host events to highlight Islam and the cultures, histories, and stories of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

We will be hosting five book-based discussions at A.K. Smiley Public Library, starting with the novel In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar. The discussion of In the Country of Men will be on Saturday September 28, 2013, 2-4 p.m.

All book-based discussions will be led by Dr. Patrick Wing, Assistant Professor of History. Copies of all the Muslim Journeys books to be discussed are available for borrowing from Armacost Library and A.K. Smiley Public Library. Due to limited space, pre-registration for the book-based discussions is strongly encouraged, but not required. This can be done through the project website (link provided below, through the Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys Book Discussions tab), by contacting Melissa Cardenas-Dow at the Armacost Library, or registering in person at A.K. Smiley Public Library.

We will also be hosting several film screenings and guest speakers on campus. All events are open to the public.

For more detailed information and online pre-registration, please visit the project website:

For inquiries, questions, and suggestions, please contact Melissa Cardenas-Dow at or x8089.

Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a reading and discussion series, has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association.

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