-—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-
(DENVER, CO, Jan. 30, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America, Colorado, in conjunction with the Muslim Student Associations in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins and local mosques, is proud to present a variety of events to celebrate Black History Month.
Imam Khalid Griggs, the Imam of the Community Mosque of Winston-Salem in North Carolina, plans to tour universities and Islamic centers in a first-of-its-kind event in the Denver and Fort Collins area, including University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado State University in Fort Collins, and the Islamic Center of Boulder. He will discuss relevant and current issues such as institutional racism, Islam and social justice, as well as Islam’s role in the civil rights movement.
Imam Griggs is a political science and English graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. He has been active in the Muslim and Black communities, and currently serves as the assistant chaplain at Wake Forest University.
The Muslim Student Associations and ICNA-CO invite you to join them for thoughtful conversation about race and civil rights. The events scheduled are as follows:
Institutional Racism: The Continuing American Dilemma
Thursday, February 19th, 6 PM – 9 PM
CU Boulder Engineering Center (ECCR 1B40)
Friday, February 20th, 4.30 PM – 8 PM
CSU (Colorado State University) Fort Collins
50 Years after Malcolm X: Islam & Social Justice
Saturday, February 21st, 1 PM – 4 PM
Islamic Center of Boulder, 5495 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO 80303
From Selma to Ferguson. Islam’s Role in Civil Rights Movt.
Sunday, February 22nd, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Tivoli Student Union, Tivoli 320AB Ballroom
CU Denver, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. It serves as both a reminder of one of the most traumatizing occurrences to unfold on American soil and as a testimony to the resilience of every community living here in America.