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Mahmoud Abdul Rauf Lecture

March 21 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This event will be a lecture by Mahmoud Abdul Rauf. He will be there to talk about the challenges of converting to Islam, living with Tourette’s syndrome and his life as an activist for justice in Black communities. His topic of discussion focuses on standing up for what you believe in and pushing back when society tries to silence the voices of the oppressed.
The theme of the event will push learning by teaching students about resistance, the power of protest and the challenges certain communities face in the U.S or the “Freedom to be.” This conversation is particularly important and valuable during March Madness and during a time when peaceful protest is under attack in sports culture.
This conversation matters because of its focus on racialized issues in the U.S, the current political climate around religion and the need for more awareness around accessibility. The Wheaton Community will benefit from it, by having a chance to interact with social justice issues through the context of sports culture.
In particular this conversation will benefit any students that are interested in learning more about the experiences of marginalized groups in the U.S. such as Islamists, African Americans, People with Tourettes Syndrome and Activists. 
Hosted By: Intercultural Board
Additional Information can be found at: https://engage.wheatoncollege.edu/event/3275290

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Date:
March 21
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Website:
https://engage.wheatoncollege.edu/event/3275290