The public is invited to join the members of the “Deconstructing Islamophobia” course taught by Khani Begum, Ph.D., to discuss Islam in relation to the current social situations.
The panels will discuss Islamic dress, Islam as it compares to the other major monotheisms, the cultural and scientific innovations attributed to Muslims, and how stereotypes evolve and move through modern society. The class was taught in the fall.
Participants should bring questions and be open to a discussion.
The four panels will be held, two on Wednesday in Room 107, Hannah Hall, Bowling Green State University and two on Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, 126 S. Church St.
• Paralleling Religion: A comparison of Islam, Christianity and Judaism, presented by Meriem Mechehoud and Morgan McDougall, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hannah Hall.
• Dress Code: What Do We See When We See a Hijab? Presented by Meriem Mechehoud, Debra Nicholson and Stephen Ohene-Larbi,; 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hannah Hall.
• What You Might Not Know About Islam, presented by Derek Mitchell, Abberlee Sorg, and Samantha Weiss, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the church.
• Evolution of visual representation and stereotyping of Islamic Culture, presented by Meg Lemoine, Katelynn Phillips and Samantha Weiss, 7-8 p.m. at the church.