February 27, 2017 | 4:30pm-6:30pm| Safe Space Community Discussion

Let’s continue the conversation! Join us for a Safe Space Community Discussion with facilitator Dr. Khuram Hussain.  Thank you to all that attended our last Safe Space discussion and for your willingness to open up, listen, share and support each other. We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday and continuing the process of building safe spaces in which open, constructive dialogue about difficult topics can happen.

We also extend our appreciation and thanks to our Safe Space Facilitator Dr. Khuram Hussain, for helping guide these important conversations.

The tentative date for the next Safe Space Discussion will be February 27th. Please keep an eye out for more details.


January 4, 2017 | 4:30pm – 6:30pm | Safe Space Community Discussion

safe space (ˈseɪf ˌspeɪs) noun: a place or environment in which a person or category of people can comfortably expressing their identity, thoughts, and feelings without fear of harassment, discrimination or attack.

Join us for a Safe Space Community Discussion with facilitator Dr. Khuram Hussain.  This community forum will explore ways to make our masjid more inclusive, and how to reach out and serve nearby communities effectively in the tradition of the Prophet (SAWS).

This meeting is part of a benchmark goal set at the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC): Safe Space Training in October. This forum is an extension of the commitment made by MPAC training attendees to establish safe spaces and facilitate opportunities for community dialogue.

Refreshments will be served! “Give us your suggestions and we’ll do the rest!”

Questions regarding this event can be directed to: Sabreen Mere at samere@syr.edu

Facilitator Bio
Dr. Khuram Hussain is an associate professor in the Department of Education at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY where he also serves as a facilitator for Tools for Social Change – a community and campus collaboration that draws on the power of intergroup dialogue to develop a collective movement for urban justice.

Khuram completed his Ph.D. in the Cultural Foundations of Education at Syracuse University. His current scholarship explores the radical origins of multicultural education and contemporary grassroots anti-racist movements that resist neoliberal school reform. His book, Weapons for Minds: The Political Imagery of Muhammad Speaks, 1960 – 1975, is under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press for a 2017 publication.

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