• Muslim Journeys
  • Past Events

  • Muslim Journeys Opening Reception

    May 1, 3:30-4:30, Wille Hall
    Join us at a reception to kick off our Muslim Journeys program and events. At the reception, you'll have a chance to review and check out the Muslim Journeys books and films.

    Muslim Journeys Visiting Scholar Talk

    May 1, 4:30-5:30, Wille Hall
    Immediately following the opening reception, Dr. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, an Associate Professor of Religion and Humanities at Reed College, will present a talk on the history of Muslims in America.

    'A Quiet Revolution' Book Discussion

    May 29, 12-1 pm, Oregon Room, Barber Library
    A discussion of A Quiet Revolution: The Veil's Resurgence, from the Middle East to America by Leila Ahmed, facilitated by Amy Harper, COCC Faculty. Students can pre-register for the discussion group and receive a free copy of the book (while supplies last). Copies of the book are also available to borrow from the COCC Library, Deschutes Public Library, and the COCC Multicultural Activities Center.

    Muslim Journeys: Spiritual Companions on a Journey to the Beautiful: Muslim Pathways of Faith and Practice

    October 24, 4:30-5:30, Wille Hall, Campus Center
    Dr. Colby, with the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Oregon, will explore the diverse avenues of belief and practice that Muslims have traversed in their spiritual journeys across the centuries. In particular, he will highlight the importance of the Qur’an and the example of Muhammad’s life to different Muslim communities, as well as some of the religious, spiritual and artistic ways that Muslims in different times and places have sought to reflect the idea of “putting the beautiful” into practice.

    Muslim Journeys: Under One Sky Film and Discussion

    Tuesday, November 5, 4:30, Wille Hall, Campus Center
    This documentary by Jennifer Kawaja discusses the hijab, or head scarf, worn by Islamic women.  In the film, Muslim women share their experiences of prejudice and discrimination because of their decision about whether to cover their heads in accordance with Arabic custom.  Under One Sky also documents the Western perception of the veil and the pressures women feel from society to dress more “neutrally.”  Join Dr. Amy Harper, Professor of Anthropology at COCC, in a discussion after the film presentation.

    Performing Islam, Performing America: Reflections and Reconciliations from a Muslim American

    Thursday, November 14, 4:30, Wille Hall, Campus Center
    As a first generation Pakistani American Muslim Feminist, Nadia Raza takes a pluralistic view on American Muslim identity and experience. Please join us for an interactive presentation that will challenge and complicate common assumptions and media portrayals of Muslim America. Nadia Raza is an Instructor of Sociology at Lane Community College and a Doctoral Candidate in the Critical Socio-Cultural Studies Program at the University of Oregon.