A conversation on Islam

For immediate release: Sept. 26, 2012

BLOOMSBURG — Award-winning attorney, writer and scholar, Engy Abdelkader, will offer a lecture Monday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s McCormick Center, room 1303, focusing on popular myths and misconceptions about Islam. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Abdelkader serves as vice president of KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights and is a legal fellow with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. Her articles are often featured on popular media outlets and have been incorporated into her lectures about Muslim Americans and Islamic rights. She currently is studying at the University of Pennsylvania Law School to receive her Master of Laws degree.

Abdelkader also will hold a workshop for students Monday, Oct. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. in McCormick Center, room 1316. The workshop covers the United States Constitution and Shari’ah, the moral code and the religious law of Islam.

The events are sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the Middle East Studies Minor.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BU serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.