:: Monday, February 13, 2006 ::
Real Dialogue And Education
A real-life friend of mine gave me the heads up on this, and encouraged me to share, so I'm posting notice about this event.
From the press release: "On Tuesday, February 14, the Muslim Students Association (MSA) and Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-UIUC) will hold a demonstration and lecture. We hope not only to educate the media and the public about Prophet Muhammad, but also about the respect and dignity people of all faiths grant their religious leaders. These peaceful events also seek express solidarity with all people. Rather than burn embassies or protest violently, all peoples should stand firmly with one another and peacefully condemn all forms of hate."
A peaceful demostration will take place on the main quad Tuesday from noon to 2:30 pm, aimed at showing solidarity and promoting the lecture to be held later in the evening. Obviously, the protest has been "prompted in part by the reprinting of the globally controversial Danish caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in the February 9 th edition of the Daily Illini, and are designed to turn a negative incident into a positive learning opportunity."
Later, at 6:30pm in Illini Union room A, a lecture, "Making Sense of the Danish Cartoon Controversy," will be given by Ahmed Rehab, Communications Director of Council on American-Islamic Relations, Chicago Chapter. "He will address and explain the issues involved thoroughly in addition to addressing the life of the Prophet. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session."
Now you know about it, and can go if you wish. The lecture might actually be interesting, seeing as it'll deal with the education/dialogue that the Daily Illini has failed to set up.
:: The Squire 11:01 PM :: email this post :: ::