Medgar Evers: Muslim Culture and Identity Series

Are you interested in learning more about Islamic culture?  Do you have questions you always wanted to ask about the Muslim experience, but didn’t know where to begin?  This semester, Medgar Evers College (MEC) students, faculty and staff will engage in a rich and informative dialogue about all things Islam.  The Muslim Culture & Identity Series will provide a welcoming and respectful atmosphere for a dynamic exchange about cultural and religious diversity.

Come and learn more about ways you can:

  • Raise concerns relevant to Muslim students on campus
  • Recognize Muslim Culture at Medgar Evers College
  • Organize school-based events that promote Muslim identity
  • Work with other student organizations on campus to build an environment of  diversity and tolerance

Series Details

Monday, March 17, 2014
Muslim Culture & Identity
Discussion Group
Facilitator: Professor Syed Ahmed
11:30am – 12:45pm
Bedford Building
President’s Conference Room, B1008
Light refreshments will be served

Monday, March 31, 2014
Exploring Myths Around Muslim Identity
Slide Show and Discussion, Part II
Professor Syed Ahmed, Facilitator
11:30am – 12:45pm
President’s Conference Center, B1008
Light refreshments will be served

Monday, April 7, 2014
Film Discussion Group Meeting
Muslim Culture and Identity
Film: Mooz-lum Directed by Qasim Basir.
Facilitator: Professor Larry Martin
11:30am – 12:45pm
President’s Conference Room, B1008
Light refreshments will be served

Monday, April 28, 2014
Culture, Globalization, and the Muslim Diaspora:
Women and Islam
Round Table Discussion
4:00pm – 6:00pm
EOJ Auditorium
Reception sponsored by the Provost’s office immediately after

For more information, contact Dr. Sallie M. Cuffee via email at



About Medgar Evers College

Located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College is a growing institution offering both Associate and Baccalaureate degrees.  The nearly 7,000-member student body is primarily comprised of those who are the first in their families to attend college.  A senior college within The City University of New York (CUNY) system, Medgar Evers College was established in 1970 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community.  With a commitment to students who desire a sound academic foundation as well as an opportunity for personal development, Medgar Evers College seeks to provide high-quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of a liberal arts education.  For more information, visit