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Islam and Authors Onstage Conversation with Jonathan Curiel

Date:
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Organizer/Author:
Hamza van Boom
Email:
Phone:
510-219-2431
Address:
ICCNC, 1433 Madison Street, Oakland, CA 94706
Location Details:
This takes place in the first floor auditorium of Islamic Cultural Center, 1433 Madison Street (between 14th and 15th streets), Oakland, CA 94612. This is in downtown Oakland, near Lake Merritt, 10-15minute walk from 12th Street Civic Center BART Station. Accessible via 18 and other AC Trasit lines. Private parking available. Wheelchair accessible.

Join Bay Area Muslim journalist Jason van Boom for an on-stage conversation with Jonathan Curiel about his book Al 'America: Travels Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots. Al' America, details the historic influence of Arab and Muslim culture on America, from the time of Columbus to the modern age. Among the areas covered: Islamic architecture and its melding into San Antonio’s historic Alamo building and New York’s World Trade Center; Arab music and its impact on The Doors, Bob Dylan, and the Jefferson Airplane; Persian poetry and its sway over Ralph Waldo Emerson; Americans’ love for Arabic tattoos and Persian carpets; New Orleans’ French Quarter and its link to Islamic aesthetics; and Elvis Presley’s and P.T. Barnum’s connections to Arab and Muslim culture. Followed by audience Q-and-A and book signing. Part of 2009-2010 Islam and Authors series.
Added to the calendar on Fri, Apr 23, 2010 11:28AM
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