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Arts and Belonging Among Muslims in Milwaukee: A Panel Discussion
May 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hosted by C21’s Muslim Milwaukee Collaboratory, this event is open to the public and aims to open up an important discussion about the diversity of Muslim experiences and voices in Milwaukee. A few main questions for the panelists are: How do you see your role as a Muslim artist? How does your art, broadly defined, reflect your Muslim identity? And, in which ways does art express certain memories and sense of belonging (or not belonging)? This is part of our ongoing Muslim Milwaukee Project, in which we have collaborated with Muslim leaders in the city on demographic surveys, and are now looking at the civic engagement and everyday lives of Muslims in the city. For this event, we are interested in highlighting how Muslims actively contribute to the city in various capacities, and articulate their identities, experiences, and memories through various art forms.
*The panel discussion will be followed by a reception with light refreshments in Curtin Hall 939.
The panel event is supported by a grant from the Center for 21st Century Studies at UWM. Sponsoring UWM Professors: Anna Mansson McGinty (Women’s and Gender Studies and Geography), Caroline Seymour-Jorn (Comparative Literature), and Kristin Sziarto (Geography).