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Posted on Thu, Apr 15, 2010 : 1:06 p.m.

Muslims in Michigan Community Conversation Thursday on North Campus

By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Michigan Radio, in partnership with the University of Michigan Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and sponsored by a grant from the Social Science Research Council, has been airing a fascinating series of radio programs every day this week during Morning Edition and All Things Considered as part of their “Muslims in Michigan” project which examines the religious, cultural, political, ethnic and social lives of our state’s diverse Muslim population.

Tonight, April 15, 7 p.m., at the Arthur Miller Theater on the University of Michigan’s North Campus, 1226 Murfin Ave., there will be a special Muslims in Michigan Community Conversation to supplement this radio series. This community conversation offers a unique opportunity for listeners and members of the community to learn more about Michigan’s Muslim population. There will be a moderated panel discussion and an opportunity for audience members to submit questions. Questions can be submitted in advance.

A live video stream of the event will be available at

For more information about the event and the project, check out

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a second-generation Chinese American from California who now divides her time between Ann Arbor and the Big Island of Hawaii. She is editor of Asian American Village, lead multicultural contributor for and a contributor for New America Media's Ethnoblog. She is a popular speaker on Asian Pacific American and multicultural issues. Check out her Web site at, her blog at, and she can be reached at


Pam Stout

Thu, Apr 15, 2010 : 7:05 p.m.

I'm so glad you highlighted this, Frances. I just tuned into the live video stream.