19 Apr 2017


Diverse Spiritualities: Embodiment and Relationality in Religions of Africa and its Diasporas

Thursday, April 20, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, April 22, 2017 (All day)
University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Department of Religious Studies and Department of Africana Studies

Symposium Schedule for Thursday, April 20th @ 630 William Pitt Union:
Pre-keynote Reception
5:00 – 6:00 PM

6:00 – 6:15 PM

Keynote Lecture by Dr. Stephanie Mitchem (University of South Carolina): “The Embodied Power of Sankofa”
View the flyer online here or attached above.
6:15 – 7:30 PM
Q&A from 7:15 – 7:30 PM

Symposium Schedule for Friday, April 21st @ 630 William Pitt Union:
Pre-keynote Reception
4:00 – 5:00 PM


06 Apr 2017


How to Be a Muslim Ally

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
1st Floor Auditorium, Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh, 650 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh GSPIA, Hello Neighbor, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, Inclusive Innovation Week

This dynamic diversity training will provide insight and resources to enable you to be an effective ally to the Muslim community. Come and learn to combat misconceptions surrounding the Islamic faith and culture. RSVP required.

20 Apr 2017


Islamophobia and the End of Liberalism? 8th Annual International Islamophobia Conference

Friday, April 21, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, April 23, 2017 (All day)
Boalt Hall, Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley

There is a need for an approach to the study of Islamophobia which explores the way in which it is being institutionalized by policies that promote and police a conception of Western societies that appears to be becoming increasingly exclusive and exclusionary. This conference provides an inter-disciplinary platform to reflect and respond to the crisis of post-Cold war liberal order by exploring the relationship between Islamophobia and the reshaping of Western societies.

21 Jan 2017


Know Your Civil Rights & Immigration Rights

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
CAIR Pittsburgh

A presentation by Immigration Attorney Sara Burhan, and Professor of Law Haider Hamoudi to educate you on your civil rights and immigration rights.If you are apprehensive about the new-incoming administration, and the changes that might come along, this presentation will answer your questions.


12 Nov 2016


2016 Greater Pittsburgh Muslim Women's Conference

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, 4400 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, MCCGP, MAP, PIttsburgh Women's Association

Please join us for our 2016 Pittsburgh Muslim Women's Conference scheduled to take place Saturday November 12th from 8am-4pm. The Program is based on the theme "finding our balance in life". We have speakers traveling in to present, along with local Sister's presenting on how to keep your faith alive in our ordinary lives. The Program is as follows
• 8:00 Registration/Breakfast Served
• 9:00am Introduction by Nadia Khawaja / Quran Recitation by Gheed Khattab
• 9:15am Beverly Mack "Islam is a Thinking Chicks Religion"
• 9:45am-10:00am Open Q&A


15 Oct 2016


Countering Islamophobia

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, 4100 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
Sponsored By: 
Council on American-Islamic Relations, Pittsburgh Chapter

Come join the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations for a workshop by Corey Saylor focusing on what is Islamophobia, what is causing it, and how to recognize it.

25 Apr 2016


Race in the Americas

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 4:30am to Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 4:30am
Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus
Sponsored By: 
Hemispheric Americas Lecture Series

Graduate Conference April 25-26th. 2016
Presented by the Hemispheric Americas Lecture Series
At the Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus
Abstracts due: January 15, 2016 (11:59pm EST)


29 Oct 2015


Eighth Annual ASMEA Conference

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 9:45pm to Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 9:45pm
Key Bridge Marriott Hotel • Washington, D.C.
Sponsored By: 
Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa

The 2015 conference will feature:
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Prof. Samir Khalil Samir, SJ, Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome on "The Fate of Middle East Christians."
SPECIAL REMARKS: H.E. Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the United States

202.429.8860 or

16 Oct 2015


The Geographical Frontiers of Persian Learning

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 5:00pm
University of California, Los Angeles
Sponsored By: 
Nile Green, University of California, Los Angeles

As a lingua franca promoted by multi-ethnic and multi-religious states and expanded further by education and commerce, Persian had reached the zenith of its geographical and social reach by the eighteenth century. In the course of the nineteenth century, it was rapidly undermined by the rise of new imperial and vernacular languages.

phone number: +1 (310) 206 8552 email:

03 Oct 2015


Media Relations Workshop: Promoting Accurate Representation of Muslims

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 9:00am
MCCGP 233 Seaman Ln, Monroeville, PA 15146
Sponsored By: 
Council on American Islamic Relations - Pittsburgh

Join us to learn how to effectively communicate with the media in a way that represents the positive presence of Muslims in US society! This workshop will benefit all in a position to be interviewed by the media, or to contribute to the media (TV, Radio, Print, Web, Wire Services) as officials or as individual community members who have a voice that they want to be heard.

-Identifying opportunities
-Do’s & Don’ts
-Key players
-Effectively presenting issues
-Understanding journalists
-Special techniques



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