June 25, 2024

Upcoming Cultural and Social Justice Events, April 4-7

2023 Islamic Cultural CelebrationAs Muslim Americans, we live very different lives than our fellow non-Muslim brothers and sisters. These differences feel the most difficult when we are misunderstood.  Although practicing Islam in the West brings its fair share of difficulties, we are proud to represent this religion and culture. As we approach the holy month of Ramadan we ask you to join the Muslim Student Association and the James Farmer Multicultural Center as we celebrate and acknowledge our fellow Muslim Americans.

Islamic Cultural Celebration Kickoff Dinner | Tuesday, April 4 | 5 p.m. | Top of the CRUC, Cedric Rucker University CenterCost: 1 Meal Swipe; $11.00 Flex; Eagle One or credit card $13.50Co-sponsored by University DiningJoin us for traditional food from predominantly Muslim countries and listen to a variety of multicultural music.  Before you leave, ask us about any additional information about upcoming events.

The Art of Henna | Wednesday, April 5 | 5 p.m. | Cedric Rucker University Center, 2nd floor lobbyJoin MSA for henna designs, snacks, and an evening full of cultural music and fun.

Take Back the Night | Thursday, April 6 | 6:30 p.m. | Lee Hall PatioTake Back the Night is a unifying event designed to stand against sexual violence in all forms. Survivors and their allies gather as survivors boldly speak out, sharing their truths in a supportive and inclusive environment. Join us for this event of survivor empowerment and healing to Take Back the Night!

Islamic Cultural Celebration Banquet Speaker: Sumayya Tobah | Thursday, April 6 | 7 p.m. | Chandler BallroomCo-sponsored by the Muslim Student AssociationSumayya Tobah is a political producer based in Washington DC. She has worked for ABC News, TRT World, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and currently works for Aljazeera English.

Friday Jummah Prayer | Friday, April 7 | 2 p.m. | Chandler Ballroom C, Cedric Rucker University CenterAs Muslims, it is obligatory to pray five times a day.  Jummah is a congregational prayer that is held every Friday in place of the Dhur prayer.  MSA invites any and all faiths to respectfully observe and/or participate in this prayer with us.For more information, contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at (540) 654-1044 or umwjfmc@gmail.com. You may also visit students.umw.edu/multicultural. Please email us at umwjfmc@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding disability-related accommodations.