December 1, 2020

Islamic Cultural Celebration: Islam Through The Ages

Islamic culture and religion has evolved and transformed over the centuries, broadening its traditional principles to become more open and progressive while still maintaining the integrity of its spiritual origins. Over time, events in Islamic culture have enlightened and even contributed to modern society. The Islamic Student Association and James Farmer Multicultural Center invite you to celebrate the vast Islamic culture and discover how it fits in with contemporary Western ideologies and values. Increase your awareness of the many Islamic contributions to the overall achievements of humanity, whether they be technological, ethical, cultural, or moral.

Henna Night
Monday, November 28
Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center; 5 p.m.

The art of Henna is often thought of as being part of Islamic religion, but, in fact, it is part of its culture. The decorative body art has been in existence longer than Islam and is celebrated by individuals from around the world. Please join the Islamic Student Association as they address the history of Henna in combination with the opportunity to express yourself in utilizing this form of body art.

Islamic Invention Display
Tuesday, November 29
Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center; 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

While the Dark Ages consumed most of the world, the Islamic Empire carried the light of human civilization. Ranging from India to Spain, the Islamic Empire, from the Caliphates to the Ottoman Empire, were the world’s leaders in technology, medicine, and innovation. Come explore the inventions and discoveries that the Islamic Empire has contributed to the history of the world and modern society.

Islam And Science: Movie Night
Film and Discussion
Wednesday, November 30
Monroe Hall, Room 116; 6:30 p.m.

Terms like algebra, algorithm and alkali are all Arabic in origin and at the very heart of modern science – there would not be modern mathematics or physics without algebra, computers without algorithms, or chemistry without alkalis. Join Physicist Jim Al-Khalili in a captivating documentary, as he travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia, and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th Centuries.

Islamic Cultural Banquet
Cultural Awareness Series Keynote Speaker: Imam Yahya Hendi
Thursday, December 1
Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center; 6 p.m.

The Islamic Cultural Banquet offers traditional food, fellowship, and a keynote lecture from Imam Yahya Hendi. Imam Hendi is the Muslim Chaplain at Georgetown University, the first American university to hire a full-time Muslim Chaplain. He has written numerous publications on many topics, including Islam and biomedical ethics, and religion and Islam in the United States. A sought-after speaker, Imam Hendi has presented a multitude of interfaith and general lectures in the U.S., Asia, Africa, Europe, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Australia, and the Middle East over the past 14 years. He has traveled to more than 63 countries and 45 U.S. states for conferences.

 

 

 

Dr. Cliff Edwards to Present Lecture on Vincent van Gogh

Obj. No. 83.26. Vincent Willem Van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), The Wheat Field behind St. Paul’s Hospital, St. Rémy, 1889. Oil on canvas. 9½” H x 13¼” W (24.1 cm x 33.7 cm). Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon. Photo: Katherine Wetzel © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Join the UMW Galleries for “Mysteries of The Night Café: Hidden Key to the Spirituality of Vincent Van Gogh,” presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibition Van Gogh, Lichtenstein, Whistler: Masterpieces of World Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The lecture will be held on Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m. inside Combs Hall, Room 139. Admission is free. However, pre-registration is required to ensure proper seating.

Dr. Cliff Edwards, professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, explores the spirituality of one of the world’s most beloved artists, Vincent Van Gogh, through one of Western art’s most mysterious paintings, The Night Café. Enter the imagination of Van Gogh through the books he read, the art he admired, and the people with whom he identified, and arrive at startling conclusions that include a new and deeply spiritual understanding of a café after midnight and the “night prowlers” who inhabit it.

Please call the Galleries at (540) 654-1013 or e-mail Justine Geiger, Visitor Services Coordinator, at jgeiger@umw.edu to reserve your seats.

This program has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is supported by the Paul Mellon Endowment.

GLBTTQQIAAP Celebration| Stand Out! Speak Up!| (October 19-28)

STAND OUT! SPEAK UP!

If all people are to get the same opportunities and rights, then everyone must Stand Out! Speak Up! Societal norms seem to be shifting, queer rights and other GLBTTQQIAAP issues are becoming more prevalent in American politics. There have been legal victories, but there’s still a long way to travel on the road to egalitarianism. Join PRISM – People for the Rights of Sexual Minorities – and the James Farmer Multicultural Center to celebrate the courage to stand out and speak up for one’s beliefs and values.

GLBTTQQIAAP Kickoff Celebration
October 19
4-6 p.m., Ball Circle
(Rain location: Great Hall,Woodard Campus Center)

PRISM welcomes the entire campus community to share in a kickoff celebration that fuses food, live music, and fun. Read “PostSecret” style coming-out stories and be inspired by the experiences, struggles, and victories of your peers.

In this corner….. Fight for Your Rights Panel Discussion
October 20
6 p.m., Lee Hall, Room 411

Join faculty, staff, and students as they discuss the many issues facing queer students at UMW. Learn about resources and tools that encourage positive change so you’ll be equipped to Speak Up!

PRISM Prom – Rio Carnival
October 22
8 p.m., Great Hall,Woodard Campus Center
Cost: $3
(Formal attire strongly encouraged)

Standing out at the high school prom might have made for a bad memory, but the memorable PRISM Prom can help undo all that. Look great and proudly stand out while you enjoy all the prom’s trappings – music, dancing, photos, and refreshments.

Changing Time, Changing Policies?
Debate on Protected Classes
October 24
6 p.m., Lee Hall, Room 411

UMW students debate whether sexual orientation and gender identity should be protected classes in Virginia and whether they should be included in the non-discrimination policies of Virginia’s colleges and universities. Stand out and speak up on the issues that affect your community.

GLBTTQQIAAP Cultural Celebration Keynote Performer: Andrea Gibson
October 26
7 p.m., Lee Hall, Room 411

A powerful live performer, Andrea Gibson is the winner of the 2008 Women’s World Poetry Slam and has placed third in the world on two international poetry slam stages. With Gibson, the personal is political. Her themes deconstruct gender norms, sexuality, class, patriarchy, and white-supremacist capitalist culture.

Queer Film Festival
Featuring Milk and The Birdcage
October 27
6 p.m., Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center
(For mature audiences)

Milk tells the story of American gay rights activist Harvey Milk and his struggles as the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California.

The Birdcage illustrates how standing out and speaking up can be difficult. A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to their son’s request to put up a straight front when his fiancée’s anti-gay, moralistic parents come to call.

Social Justice Brown Bag Lunch Series

 

Topic of Discussion: What is Social Justice?

Purpose:  Engage students, faculty, and staff to discuss issues of social justice together in an informal setting

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 12:00 noon

Where: Woodard Campus Center, Meeting Room 4

 

Please e-mail Matthew Johnson (mjohns22@umw.edu) to suggest a topic of discussion for future lunches and volunteer to lead a session.

Questions?

Please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center

(540) 654-1044

 

Latino Identities Month 2011 “Our Heritage is a Celebration”

Rich in heritage and history, the Latino culture embodies the essence of diversity. As we learn and understand the significant impact this fascinating culture has had within the United States and beyond, our society will begin to understand the unique threads that fuse individuals from an array of backgrounds and interests together into one harmonious celebration of life. Exploring the various ethnicities that personify the Latino culture, the Latino Student Association  and James Farmer Multicultural Center invite you on a journey to travel the world in order to celebrate our heritage and yours!

Kickoff Celebration

Featuring Kevin Davis and Ban Caribe

September 15| 4-6 p.m.| Ball Circle

(Rain location: Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center)

Begin the journey of exploring Latino culture through a celebration that fuses food, live entertainment, and fun. Meet members of the Latino Student Association and discover what wonderful programs are featured throughout the month.

Latino Culture in the United States

D.R.E.A.M. Act or Nightmare?

Exploring the Impact of the D.R.E.A.M. Act on the U.S. Economy and Educational System

September 19| 6 p.m.| Lee Hall, 411

Facilitated by UMW Associate Professor College of Business , Raul Chavez

Cultural Awareness Series & Latino Identities Month Keynote Speaker Bobby González

September 21| 7 p.m.| Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

Bobby González is a nationally known multicultural motivational speaker, storyteller, and poet. Born and raised in the South Bronx, New York City, González grew up in a bicultural environment. He draws on his Native American − Taino − and Latino − Puerto Rican − roots to offer a unique repertoire of discourses, readings, and performances that celebrates his indigenous heritage.

Latino Culture in Central America and the Caribbean

Please Don’t Stop the Music: An Exploration of Latin Roots in Popular Music

September 26| 6 p.m.| Lee Hall, 411

Zumba Bash

Featuring Certified Zumba Instructor, Carlos Reyes

September 28| 6 p.m.| Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

(Recommended for adult audiences)

Latino Culture in South America

Read Between the Lines…

Literary Seminar highlighting authors Gabriel Garcia Marquez &Mario Vargas Llosa

October 3| 6p.m.| Lee Hall, 411

Facilitated by UMW Assistant Professor of Spanish, Mariá Laura Bocaz

Taste of Latino Culture

Dinner Theatre Featuring Quique Aviles

October 5| 5-7 p.m.| Faculty/Staff Dining Room, Seacobeck Hall

Combining authentic South American cuisine and the poetic talents of Quique Aviles, participants are invited to continue their journey and celebration of Latino culture and heritage. Quique Aviles is a poet and performer whose talents address social issues. A native of El Salvador and a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Quique has been writing and performing in the United States for over 20 years. His poetry has been featured on NPR’s “Latino USA” and on subway posters through Washington’s “Metro Muse.” A 1991 recipient of the Washington, DC Mayor’s Arts Awards, he is founder and artistic director of Sol & Soul, where he continues a lifelong commitment to mentoring emerging artists and helping young people find their voice.

Latino Culture in Spain & Beyond

Is the World Going Broke?

The Economic and Cultural State of Spain

October 10| 6 p.m.| Lee Hall, 411

Feria

October 12| 4-6 p.m.| Ball Circle

(Rain location: Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center)

The Latino Identities Month cultural journey culminates with a celebration filled with an array of festivities to include live entertainment, dancing, and a fashion show provided by members of the UMW campus community.

 

Cultural Awareness Series 2011-2012

Over the past 18 years, the Cultural Awareness Series has grown more successful and has become highly anticipated thanks to your continued support. The James Farmer Multicultural Center invites you to join us for a new and exciting year. The speakers and performances scheduled for this year’s Cultural Awareness Series aim to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of diversity in race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, age, and culture.

A detailed list of scheduled speakers and performers can be found at www.umw.edu/multicultural. For questions, please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at (540) 654-1044 or visit our office in Lee Hall, room 211.

Latino Identities Month Keynote Speaker: Bobby González

Wednesday, Sept. 21 | 7 p.m. | Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

GLBTTQQIAAP Cultural Celebration Keynote Performer: Andrea Gibson

Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 7 p.m. | Lee Hall, 411

Asian Cultural Celebration Keynote Performer: Tai Yim Kung Fu School Lion Dance and Kung Fu Demonstrations

Wednesday, Nov. 2 | 7 p.m. | Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

Taste of Asia

Friday, Nov. 4 | 7 p.m. | Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

Co-sponsored by the Asian Student Association

 Native American Cultural Keynote Performer: Bill Miller

Monday, Nov. 14 | 7 p.m. | Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

 Jewish Cultural Celebration Keynote Speaker: Roya Hakakian

Wednesday, Nov. 16 | 7 p.m. | Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

Islamic Cultural Celebration Banquet

Thursday, Dec. 1 | 6 p.m. | Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

Co-sponsored by the Islamic Student Association

Kwanzaa

Monday, Dec. 5 | 6 p.m. | Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

 Co-Sponsored by the Black Student Association

The University of Mary Washington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

Wednesday, Jan. 18 | 4 p.m. | Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall

Sponsored by the Office of the President

The James Farmer Visiting Professor Lecturer and Black History Month Keynote Speaker: Dr. Angela Davis

Wednesday, Feb. 15 | 7 p.m. | Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall

Co-sponsored by the James Farmer Visiting Professor Committee

Step Show Competition

Saturday, Feb. 25 | 7 p.m. | Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall | Cost: $7 general admission, $5 UMW

Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker: Dr. Danielle McGuire

Thursday, March 22 | 7 p.m. | Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

Passover

Monday, April 9 | 6 p.m. | Faculty/Staff Dining Room, Seacobeck Hall

 For cost please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Student Association

22nd Annual Multicultural Fair

Saturday, April 14 − rain or shine | 10 a.m. − 5 p.m. | UMW campus

 

Cultural Awareness Series 2011-2012

Over the past 18 years, the Cultural Awareness Series has grown more successful and has become highly anticipated thanks to your continued support. The James Farmer Multicultural Center invites you to join us for a new and exciting year. The speakers and performances scheduled for this year’s Cultural Awareness Series aim to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of diversity in race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, age, and culture.

A detailed list of scheduled speakers and performers can be found at www.umw.edu/multicultural. For questions, please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at (540) 654-1044 or visit our office in Lee Hall, room 211.

Latino Identities Month Keynote Speaker: Bobby González

Wednesday, Sept. 21 | 7 p.m. | Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

GLBTTQQIAAP Cultural Celebration Keynote Performer: Andrea Gibson

Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 7 p.m. | Lee Hall, 411

Asian Cultural Celebration Keynote Performer: Tai Yim Kung Fu School Lion Dance and Kung Fu Demonstrations

Wednesday, Nov. 2 | 7 p.m. | Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

Taste of Asia

Friday, Nov. 4 | 7 p.m. | Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

Co-sponsored by the Asian Student Association

 Native American Cultural Keynote Performer: Bill Miller

Monday, Nov. 14 | 7 p.m. | Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

 Jewish Cultural Celebration Keynote Speaker: Roya Hakakian

Wednesday, Nov. 16 | 7 p.m. | Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

Islamic Cultural Celebration Banquet

Thursday, Dec. 1 | 6 p.m. | Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

Co-sponsored by the Islamic Student Association

Kwanzaa

Monday, Dec. 5 | 6 p.m. | Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

 Co-Sponsored by the Black Student Association

The University of Mary Washington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

Wednesday, Jan. 18 | 4 p.m. | Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall

Sponsored by the Office of the President

The James Farmer Visiting Professor Lecturer and Black History Month Keynote Speaker: Dr. Angela Davis

Wednesday, Feb. 15 | 7 p.m. | Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall

Co-sponsored by the James Farmer Visiting Professor Committee

Step Show Competition

Saturday, Feb. 25 | 7 p.m. | Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall | Cost: $7 general admission, $5 UMW

Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker: Dr. Danielle McGuire

Thursday, March 22 | 7 p.m. | Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

Passover

Monday, April 9 | 6 p.m. | Faculty/Staff Dining Room, Seacobeck Hall

 For cost please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Student Association

22nd Annual Multicultural Fair

Saturday, April 14 − rain or shine | 10 a.m. − 5 p.m. | UMW campus

 

Women’s History Month 2011 “Role” Call: Women’s Presence and Power in Society

Sheesh, Is She Crying Again?

The Connection between Gender and Rationality

Date: March 8 | Time: 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Location: Annex A, Room 110

Traditionally, women have been associated with an excess of emotion and a lack of mental discipline; men, on the other hand, have been thought to be more rational. Do these stereotypes still exist? Please join Dr. Ray Mataloni, Visiting Professor of Economics as he discusses this topic and much more.

Who Opens the Door and Covers the Check? Exploring Roles and Stereotypes in the GLBTTQQIAAP Community

Date: March 9 | Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Meeting Room #4, Woodard Campus Center

Please join members of Women of Color and People for the Rights of Individuals of Sexual Minorities (PRISM) for a stimulating conversation about the expected and stereotypical roles of women in GLBTTQQIAAP relationships. FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED

Latin American Women Intellectuals

Date: March 10

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Combs 139

Join Dr. Claudia Cabello-Hutt, Assistant Professor at The University of North Carolina Greensboro as she discusses how Latin American women writers challenged the traditional definition of the Latin American public intellectual.

Writing the South in the 21st Century

Date: March 10 | Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Combs 139

Award-winning author Jill McCorkle, a writing professor at N.C. State University, will talk about what it means to be among the foremost female fiction writers of our time.

You Better Work!

Open Lecture featuring 2003 America’s Next Top Model finalist April Wilkner

Date: March 14 | Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Lee Hall 411

April Wilkner will discuss her experience as a model-hopeful on one of the world’s leading shows. Her emphasis will be on the significance of intelligence and diversity within the modeling industry.

Ms. UMW: More than a just Beauty Pageant

Date: March 15 | Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall

Join UMW hopefuls as they compete for the coveted title of Ms. UMW in this nontraditional pageant that celebrates women and their beauty from the inside out.

Dr. Gail Dines Women’s History Month Keynote & Cultural Awareness Series Speaker

Date: March 16 | Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

A professor, author, and internationally-acclaimed lecturer, Gail Dines is an energetic and outspoken critic of pornography and the hypersexuality that permeates pop culture. Dines’ vision is to heighten awareness of the shallow and sexist side of the mass media, and she has targeted outlets like MTV with undermining equality and intimacy in relationships.

The Vagina Monologues

Date: March 18 & 19 | Time: 8-9:30 pm

Location: Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

Cost: $3 in advance; $5 at the door

Proceeds to benefit Hope House

Email zoller.eli@gmail.com to purchase tickets.

The 8th annual UMW production of The Vagina Monologues, written by Eve Ensler, uses the arts to explore women’s issues such as sex, love, rape, abuse, relationships, menstruation, and childbirth. By promoting inner beauty and self-worth, The Vagina Monologues celebrates the true essence of the vagina, femininity, and the ability to speak out against the pressures of society.

The Gender Pay Gap:

Where do Women Stand Now?

Date: March 22 | Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Lee Hall 411

Join Radford University Professor of Psychology Hilary M. Lips as she explores the current status of the gender pay gap and how it undercuts women’s power and limits their achievements in today’s workforce.

Women’s Research Symposium

Date: March 23 | Time: 4-6 p.m.

Location: Red Room, Woodard Campus Center

Please join UMW students as they showcase their undergraduate research in women’s studies. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners. Please contact Professor Cooperman at rcooperm@umw.edu for more information regarding submitting an entry.

This is What Makes Her Special…

Brown Bag Lunch

Date: March 24 | Time: Noon

Location: The Underground

Join campus and community members as they read short stories and poems about the women who have had the greatest impact on their lives.

Fresh Face to the World…Easy, Breezy, No Makeup on that CoverGirl

Makeup Drive

Date: March 25 | Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Locations: Lee Hall 211 or OSACS office

Beauty is far more than enhanced eyelashes, plucked brows, and fiery red lips. Campus and community members are invited to share their true beauty by participating in a day devoted to no makeup. Participants are strongly encouraged to donate their new and unopened cosmetic products to benefit Hope House.

For Colored Girls

Film and Discussion

Date: March 29 | Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Lee Hall 412

Based on Ntozake Shange’s Obie Award-winning play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, this presentation is a poetic exploration of what it means to be a woman of color in today’s world. Discussion immediately following the film. Food will be provided.

Freedom Riders

Great Lives lecture featuring Raymond Arsenault

Date: March 31 | Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall

Raymond Arsenault, author of Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice, will present the Great Lives lecture, followed by a discussion with a panel of Freedom Riders, which will include some of the women who changed the face of racial and gender equality for our country

Multicultural Fair 2011

The Multicultural Fair will be held on Saturday, April 9th from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. throughout the UMW campus community. The James Farmer Multicultural Center encourages everyone to attend or participate. Participation opportunities include, vending, performing, volunteering, or modeling in the Fashion Show.

If you are interested in any of the opportunities please visit the event’s website at http://www.umw.edu/multicultural/multicultural_fair/default.php or contact LaNita Weisenberger at lweisenb@umw.edu or (540) 654 – 1044.

Islamic Cultural Week 2011

“Stereotypical Islam: Dispelling the Myths, Labels, and Prejudices Surrounding Islamic Culture “

There is no poster child for Islam. It is a religion and culture that is constructed of a diverse community that cannot be defined by media images and the acts of extremists. In truth, Islam is a peaceful and open religion; one that is often typecast based on the false myths, labels, and prejudices created by various forms of media. The Islamic Student Association and James Farmer Multicultural Center aim to educate the members of the campus and greater community about the truths of Islamic culture and increase the acceptance levels of not only the members of the Islamic community, but all individuals who have suffered from intolerance.

Are you a Terrorist?

Film and Discussion • Monday, January 24
Lee Hall, Room 411; 5 p.m.
Please join the Islamic Student Association for the viewing of The Road to Guantanamo Bay. This film is a docudrama about “The Tipton Three,” three British men who were held in Guantanamo Bay by the United States government for two years. The film features interviews and archival footage to tell the story of possible abuse by the government in the name of fear. The film will be followed by a discussion about the actions that took place during the years these men were imprisoned and whether prejudices toward Islamic culture influenced these actions.

Muslims and Miniskirts: What you Don’t Know about Islamic Fashion

Fashion Show • Tuesday, January 25
Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center; 7 p.m.
Fashion in Islamic culture is certainly not confined to niqabs and kufis. It is just as diverse as the culture itself; filled with elements of self expression, wonderful colors, and a variety that ultimately dispels the stereotypical images media provide of the men and women of Islam. Members of the UMW community will model various fashions to highlight how different and actually modern the clothing and culture of Islam can be.

Henna Night

Wednesday, January 26
Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center; 5 p.m.
The art of Henna is often thought of as being a part of Islamic religion, but in fact it is part of its culture. The decorative body art has been in existence longer than Islam and is celebrated by individuals from around the world. Please join the Islamic Student Association as they address the history of Henna in combination with providing individuals the opportunity to express themselves utilizing this form of body art.

Islamic Cultural Banquet

Cultural Awareness Series Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Liyakat Takim
Thursday, January 27
Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center; 6 p.m.
The Islamic Cultural Banquet offers traditional foods, fellowship, and a keynote lecture from Dr. Liyakat Takim. Dr. Takim is the Sharjah Chair in Global Islam at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. He has written over 70 scholarly works on Islam in America, both pre- and post-9/11.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
For more information, contact James Farmer Multicultural Center, 540/654-1044,  Lee Hall, Room 211 | www.umw.edu/multicultural