Islam awareness event draws full house Thursday at Mauthe Center

More than 100 students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at the Mauthe Center Thursday (Oct. 30) for a community meal and dialogue designed to combat stereotypes and promote inclusivity. The event began with a Somali dinner and continued with a keynote address, panel discussion, Q and A and presentation on campus involvement in national Stop the Hate programming. In his keynote address, Mohammad Rashid of the Fox Valley Islamic Society addressed both tenets and misperceptions of Islam. “The religion I know, the religion I practice,” Rashid said, “… My religion tells you even not to offend somebody with my words. It is that careful. … That is the religion of Islam.” Our new feature has more on the evening’s event.

Media roundup: Islam event in the news
Several local media outlets covered Thursday’s Islam awareness event, with preview and night-of stories reflecting a continued interest in the University’s response to last week’s exchange. Prof. David Coury appeared live Thursday to promote the event during Local 5’s 4 p.m. newscast, while the Green Bay Press-Gazette, NBC 26 and WBAY, Channel 2 each covered the event on-site. A roundup is as follows:
WFRV Local 5 news
Green Bay Press-Gazette
NBC 26

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