Muslim Journeys Events
Journeys through Muslim Lands art exhibition: SSCC Art Gallery, April 7-May 2
Muslim Journeys book display: books received from the National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association. SSCC Library, April 7-May 2
Wearing the hijab: demonstration by Sulsabeel Junejo. SSCC Art Gallery, Thursday, May 1, 12-1 pm
Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World: film screening and discussion facilitated by Abdelhakim Chakour, Randy Nelson and Esther Sunde. RAH 125, Thursday, April 24, 12-2 pm
Reception for Journeys through Muslim Lands art exhibition: serving halal food. SSCC Art Gallery, Monday, April 14, 12-2 pm
Islamic calligraphy: demonstration by Ali Rouhfar in conjunction with the reception. SSCC Art Gallery, Monday, April 14, 1-2 pm
Prince Among Slaves: film screening and discussion facilitated by Esther Sunde and Paige Talbot. RAH 125, Friday, January 24, 2014, 12-1:30 pm
Koran by Heart: film viewing and discussion facilitated by Sara Baldwin. RAH 125, Friday, November 22, 2013, 10-11 am
About Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys
The South Seattle Community College Library is honored to be one of 840 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to receive this special collection of books and films exploring various aspects of Islamic faith and culture. The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys titles were awarded to the library by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). The program aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
The books and films comprising the Bookshelf were selected with the advice of librarians and cultural programming experts, as well as distinguished scholars in the fields of anthropology, world history, religious studies, interfaith dialogue, the history of art and architecture, world literature, Middle East studies, Southeast Asian studies, African studies, and Islamic studies.
Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Major support for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
We're proud that we were chosen to receive these materials and hope that you will find them of interest! We invite you to browse the titles in this online guide--you are welcome to check out any items that interest you to enjoy at home. Please ask a librarian if you have questions about our Muslim Journeys collection.
Esther Sunde, Librarian
South Seattle Community College
The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is organized by theme. Click on the tabs above to learn more about the collection:
--Pathways of Faith
--Points of View
--Art Architecture & Film
Additional online materials for further exploration may be found at the links below.