Anna Mansson McGinty, Geography and Women’s & Gender Studies, Caroline Seymour-Jorn, French, Italian, and Comparative Literature, and Kristin M. Sziarto, Geography, present the 2015 Fromkin Memorial Lecture, “Social Justice Activism among Muslims in Milwaukee,” on Thursday at 4 p.m. in the fourth floor Conference Center of the Golda Meir Library.
46th Annual Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture
October 29 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm
“Social Justice Activism among Muslims in Milwaukee,” presented by Anna Mansson McGinty, Associate Professor, UWM Dept. of Geography and Women’s & Gender Studies; Caroline Seymour-Jorn, Associate Professor, UWM Dept. of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature; and Kristin M. Sziarto, Assistant Professor, UWM Dept. of Geography.
This lecture elaborates on Muslims’ sense of belonging, and their religious, social, and civic engagement in Milwaukee.
The speakers will examine how Muslims address poverty and social inequality among both Muslims and non-Muslims in the city through various religious and non-religious organizations and collaborations.
The lecture will demonstrate that social justice activism among Muslims in Milwaukee embodies the Islamic faith and serves to improve the rights and conditions of under-represented people in Milwaukee, as well as giving a voice to a stigmatized Muslim minority.
The event is free and open to the public.
Accommodations for people with disabilities can be made if requested ahead of time by calling 414-229-6202.
For more information about the Fromkin Grant and Lecture, see https://uwm.edu/libraries/special/events/fromkin/