FERNDALE, MI — The Detroit Chapter of the nationwide nonprofit Muslim American Society hosts “Get To Know Your Muslim Neighbor” at the Ferndale Area District Library on Sat., Apr. 29.
Anyone following the news can appreciate the anxieties and dismay resonating throughout the nation’s various communities following the executive orders barring travelers from Muslim-majority countries. MAS’s Detroit Chapter started this advocacy campaign specifically meant to be hosted in the open/safe/free environments of public libraries, so that patrons can become better acquainted not only with Metro-area Muslim residents but with the culture and customs of this often misunderstood religion.
This free, family-friendly event provides an opportunity to eliminate any misconceptions folks may have about everyday adherents to Islam, inviting any questions that linger after all the recent headlines. At “Get To Know Your Muslim Neighbor,” there will be activities for the entire family, like an exhibit with posters talking about Muslim history, calligraphy drawing, henna art, and a chance for women to “Try On A Hijab.” The program aims to give the worldwide community of Muslims a human face, as well as a local identity, rather than just being seen as others, outsiders, or worse.
This is a chance for dialogue, and a chance for families to have some fun; along with activities, there will be coffee, cookies, samosas and other international delicacies served at a refreshment table.
Get To Know Your Muslim Neighbor
Sat., Apr. 29
Ferndale Area District Library
1pm – 4pm
222 E. Nine Mile Rd
More info: http://www.muslimamericansociety.org/
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