Armstrong Presents “Muslim Journeys” Discussion And Lecture Series

Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Lane Library announces new cultural programming to increase awareness and understanding of Muslim culture. “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys,” is a lecture and discussion series that will explore many facets of the Muslim world and its literature, art, film and history. The program is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA). All events are free and open to the public. Wednesday,Sept. 4, 12:30p.m. Armstrong’s University Hall, Room 156 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah, Ga. 31419 Lecture: “Many Faces of Islam” Mohamed H. Mukhtar, Professor of History, Savannah State University Join Mukhtar as he discusses the people, places, history, faith and cultures of the Muslim community. Friday, Sept. 6, 6:00p.m. Armstrong’s Solms Hall, Room 108 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah, Ga., 31419 Film: “Persepolis” Presented by Yassaman Saadatmand, Armstrong Economics Department Head Wise, funny and heartbreaking, “Persepolis” is the film adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s bestselling graphic memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran’s last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.

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