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'Truth About Islam' topic of free dinner-lecture

Feb. 10, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Ustadh Usama Canon will discuss "Clarity in Times of Confusion: The Truth About Islam" during the 12th semiannual installment of a free dinner-lecture series sponsored by the Muslim Students Association of Western Michigan University.

In addition to the keynote address and question-and-answer session, the evening includes a multicultural dinner and multiethnic exhibition beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in the Bernhard Center East Ballroom. The event is open to the public free of charge, but reservations are required. The popular event typically attracts capacity attendance, and those wishing to attend are encouraged to make reservations online by Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Usama Canon is an instructor at Zaytuna Institute and a Muslim chaplain for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Having established and directed an Outreach Program at Zaytuna Institute, Usama maintains an active role in various facets of Islamic outreach and education, concentrating on issues facing Muslim youth, assisting converts and developing support systems for Muslim ex-offenders.

The Muslim Students Association in collaboration with the Arab Student Association sponsors the dinner-lecture series once each in fall and spring semester. For more information, visit msa-wmu.org or e-mail rso_msa@wmich.edu.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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