Classes and Events
Current Conversations Virtual Discussion Forums
The Sharp Equality Alliance (SEA) is pleased to expand its virtual discussion series “Current Conversations - What’s in a Name?” to explore the world’s dominant religions. This month, we begin with the world’s fastest growing faith, Islam.
Moderated by members of the SEA, this upcoming session will offer an inside look at the world’s second-largest religion with nearly 2 billion adherents around the globe, and the experiences of American Muslims in a post-9/11 world. Participants are asked to uphold the Sharp Behavior Standards of Mutual Respect and Courteous Communication.
Special guest speaker:
Marwa Abdalla is a researcher, educator and public speaker, whose work focuses on communication, culture and religion. She is currently working toward her PhD at UC San Diego, where she is a Jacobs Fellow. She is also a certified educator with The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, a Washington, D.C.-based research and education organization. She routinely speaks to community leaders, faith groups, educators, students, health care providers and law enforcement on the diverse experiences of American Muslims.
Topics of discussion include:
- Tenets of Islam and Islamic diaspora
- Experiences of American Muslims
- Gender and identity in the Muslim world
- Media coverage of Islam
- Treating the Muslim patient