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Free dinner program examines "Women in Islam"

Oct. 17, 2005

KALAMAZOO--The Muslim Students Association at Western Michigan University presents "From Eve to Aisha: Women in Islam, A Historic Perspective," a free dinner program with guest speaker Aminah Assilmi at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in the East Ballroom of the Bernhard Center.

Assilmi is an award-winning broadcast journalist and an American convert to Islam. She is the director of the International Union of Muslim Women and lives in Arkansas.

The dinner program, which features Middle Eastern cuisine and cultural exhibits, is free of charge and open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are required by Wednesday, Oct. 19. For more information about the program or to make reservations, visit the WMU Muslim Students Association on the Web at www.msa-wmu.org.

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. There are approximately seven million Muslims living in United States, and there is a growing Muslim population at Western Michigan University and in Kalamazoo. The Muslim Students Association at WMU sponsors two major events each year designed to help bridge the gap between Muslims and the non-Muslims and to foster greater mutual understanding.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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