Dynamic speaker and author
Today I went to a workshop, per my mentors suggestion, and it was incredible! The speakers name is Anthony Mahammad, PhD and he has also written a book called "Transforming School Culture". He spoke about everything we have learned this year and if he writes anything like he speaks the book would be awesome.
For those of you who like to read blogs....
I stumbled across this one a year or more ago. I had forgotten about it until I was writting my Muslim summary. It's about an American women who moved to Saudi Arabia with her Saudi husband in 2007, after he had been in the states for 30 years. She writes about a lot of different topics from personal to politics and everything in between. Her son originally moved with them but finding it hard to adjust, he is finishing his last two years of high school in WA.
Anyway, I find her blog too interesting not to share.
Susies Big Adventure
Islam a female perspective
Guests of the Sheik: An Enthnography of an Iraqi Village by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea...informational and entertaining
More Muslim Data Points!
From the Muslim Resurce center:
Greetings of Peace!
Dear Friends and Supporters of the Islamic Resource Group,
In the past few years, we've had the pleasure of coming to your facility to present on the various topics of Islam, to help educate your employees, students, neighbors, congregation, and more. Thank you for extending such a wonderful opportunity.
Now, we would like to invite you to explore the historical presence of Muslims in the state of Minnesota. IRG had the opportunity to partner with the Minnesota Historical Society to create an oral and pictoral video that captures the Minnesota Muslim experience. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Historical records indicate a Muslim presence in Minnesota going as far back as the 1880s.Yet very little exists in the record about the personal experiences of Muslim Minnesotans. Minnesota Muslims are making an ever growing impact on the affairs of the state and the nation – from the first Muslim Congressman to the largest Somali Muslim population in the US. Capturing the experience of Minnesota Muslims through their own voices is not only crucial for relaying an integral part of Minnesota history to future generations, but also as an invaluable tool for Minnesotans to understand the religions and cultures of their neighbors
Note: Video no longer available but you may like to browse the many other resources featured at their website