Thursday, June 18, 2009

Convention: Latino Renaissance workshop

"Islam at a Crossroads to America"-
International Museum of Islamic cultures
Friday, July 10, 2009 at 9:00am
End Time: Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 10:00pm
Location: Jackson Convention Center , Mississippi
Street: 105 E. Pascagoula St.
City/Town: Jackson, Mississippi
Phone: 6019600440

“Latino Renaissance workshop”

The Renaissance (from French Renaissance, meaning "rebirth";was a cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in Italy in the Late Middle Ages and later spreading to the rest of Europe. The term is also used more loosely to refer to the historic era, but since the changes of the Renaissance were not uniform across Europe, this is a general use of the term. To the Muslim world, “Latino Renaissance” is a catch phrase for the ‘rebirth’ of Islam among Spanish-speaking people. For 700 years the glory of Muslim Spain was heard around the world. The fear that Islam would be a global power shook Europe into the most horrendous period in history the “Inquisition”. In response, genocide and torture worked hand in hand to destroy the art, literary works, medical contributions and architecture of a unique and vibrant society. Today from Cuba to Spain, Latino Muslims are taking charge of history by spreading Islam from East coast to West. They are involved with art, Hip Hop, and the political forefront, in addition to spreading the teachings of Islam and attending learning centers throughout the world. This workshop will touch upon the contributions of Hajj Malik Shabazz aka Malcolm X to present day.

Islam es para Todos!


PIEDAD said...

Imam Ali Siddiqui BIO

Title: Imam
Organization: California Muslim Institute; Piedad; Latino Muslim Association, One Nation for all; Islamic School, Islamic Society of Santa Rosa, CA; Islamic Center of Petaluma, CA; Corona-Norco Interfaith Association; Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice, Los Angeles; Peace with Justice Center of Pomona Valley, CA; Pomona Valley Hospital Chaplain Program
Area of Expertise: Education, Interfaith issues, Islamic Studies, Politics and Civil Society, Women’s issues, Peace and Justice, Community Development
Media Experience: TV, Print, BBC Radio, Cable TV – Claremont, CA & Long Beach, CA, LA Times, Seattle Times, SF Chronicles, San Jose Mercury, Denver Post, Progress Bulletin (Covering Pomona Valley, and Corona, CA), ULV newspaper

Imam Ali Siddiqui is a peace and labor activist and an advocate for justice who is immersed in the Liberation Philosophy of Islam evident through his 35 years of community service including spiritual/educational development and service to low-wage workers, the sick, and the incarcerated.

x l said...

ah, muchisimas muchisimas gracias por este blog. yo soy una musulmana afroamericana que vive en memphis, tn y que habla espanol hamdulillah, y me encantaria ayudar en educar a los latinos sobre el islam en cualquiera manera en que puedo. de veras, acabo de regresar de un viaje a puerto rico hace mas o menos 2 o 3 semanas y me encantaba mucho la isla. no conoci a muchos musulmanes, pero tengo un gran interes en general en la cultura de borinke y me gustaria conocer a musulmanes en mis futuros viajes a puerto rico (porque yo se que me voy a regresar, insha'Allah!!). por favor, enviame un email en muchas muchas gracias y assalaamu alaykum!

PIEDAD said...
GET THE FACTS in Tampa Bay.