Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys Film Series: Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football

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 that highlight Islam and the cultures, histories, and stories of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

The second film screening for our Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys Film Series will be a showing of Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football. The documentary film is directed and produced by Rashid Ghazi, who graduated from University of Redlands in 1989 with a B.A. in Business and Sociology. The film follows a predominantly Arab-American high school football team in suburban Detroit, Michigan as they train for a big game during the last ten days of Ramadan. Dr. Bill Maury-Holmes, Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies and Assistant Chaplain at University of Redlands, will introduce the film and facilitate a question-and-answer session following the screening. This event will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Gregory Hall, Room 161, from 7 to 9 p.m.

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

For inquiries, questions, and suggestions, please contact Melissa Cardenas-Dow, in person at Armacost Library, 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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