Muslims in New York City: Lessons from the Past, Visions for the Future
Muslims have lived, worked, and prayed in New York City for well over a century.
The thriving Muslim community in NYC has established itself as a major center of Muslim American life and culture. BHS Oral Historian and Muslims in Brooklyn Project Director Zaheer Ali, author of Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam Sylvia Chan-Malik, and Principal Investigator for the Institute of Social Policy and Understanding’s Muslims for American Progress (MAP)-NYC project Elisabeth Becker share their research on this rich heritage, and consider the ways contemporary Muslim American experiences reflect and refract that history.
Presented in partnership with the Institute of Social Policy and Understanding’s Muslims for American Progress (MAP)-NYC project, and in connection with BHS’s Muslims in Brooklyn project. The Muslims in Brooklyn project is made possible through the generous support of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art’s Building Bridges Program, the Ford Foundation, The New York Community Trust, the Nissan Foundation, the Pillars Fund, Pop Culture Collaborative, and New York City Council Members Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Rafael Espinal, and Brad Lander.
Monday, June 10, 2019
- General Admission $5
- Member Admission Free