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Islam & Authors- Alia Malek, editor of "Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice"
Date Sunday September 25
Time 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
1433 Madison St Oakland, CA 94612
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorZahra Salamat
The Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, located on Madison St. in downtown Oakland, grows more active and engaged, serving the broad community of Middle Eastern newcomers as well as longer term residents and their families in the Bay Area. The authors' series kicks off this Sunday, Sept 25, with Alia Malek (see below) and continues into spring. This is the first of several fascinating conversations intended for both the Islamic community and the general public, and would make a great feature I believe. If you wish more information, please contact Reza Rohani at the Center, 510-832-7600, or Sara Mostafavi, the ICCNC board member overseeing the series, at info [at] or 510-898-2950.

ICCNC cordially invites you to the
2011-2012 series of "Islam and Authors"

featuring civil rights attorney and author:
Alia Malek
Editor of "Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice"
Sunday Sept. 25, 2011 at 4:00 PM

About Alia Malek

Alia Malek is an author and civil rights lawyer. Born in Baltimore to Syrian immigrant parents, she began her legal career as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. After working in the legal field in the U.S., Lebanon, and the West Bank, Malek, who has degrees from Johns Hopkins and Georgetown universities, earned her master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. Her reportage has appeared in Salon, The Columbia Journalism Review, and the New York Times.

About the Book "Patriot Acts"

A groundbreaking collection of oral histories, Patriot Acts tells the stories of men and women who have been needlessly swept up in the War on Terror. In their own words, narrators recount personal experiences of the post-9/11 backlash that have deeply altered their lives and communities.

For more information please click here.
Program Information

About "Islam and Authors"

Islam and Authors is a series of on-stage conversations with leading Muslim and non-Muslim scholars, novelists, playwrights, journalists, poets and other prominent writers about their latest works relating to Islam, Islamic culture, politics, theology, and history.

The program is designed to introduce cutting-edge academic and literary works on Islam and Muslims to the greater Bay Area community, with works ranging from those that advance the understanding of Islam as a major world religion to works that reflect the experiences and contributions of American Muslims.

Some past authors include Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina, Dr. Mahmood Ayoub, Dr. John Esposito, Dr. Abdullahi an-Naim, Journalist Jonathan Curiel, Playwright Wajahat Ali, and Poet Abdul Hayy Moore.
All programs are held at:

Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC)
1433 Madison St.,Oakland, CA 94612, Phone: 510-832-7600
Tickets sold at the door: $10 general, $5 students
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Sep 20th, 2011 7:14 PM
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