Presentation on Islam planned in Pasco

Tri-City HeraldMay 7, 2014 

A presentation on "Stories of Islam in America from Exploration to the Present" is planned at 6 p.m. today at Columbia Basin College in Pasco.

Susan Douglass, an education outreach consultant for the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., is the speaker.

Her interactive presentation will include short readings from materials included in the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys project.

The project aims to present materials "representing diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, practices, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world," its website says.

The American Library Association and National Endowment for the Humanities are among the partners in the project. The Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding also contributed.

CBC and Mid-Columbia Libraries, which are co-sponsoring tonight's presentation, are receiving donations of Bookshelf project materials via the Islamic Center of Tri-Cities.

Douglass also will speak Saturday at a workshop for educators at Whitman College in Walla Walla.

The professional development event on world history, Middle Eastern culture and Islam runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clock hours are available.

To register, go to www.islamworkshops.org.

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