Colorado State University - Pueblo speaker series features American Muslim experience


Colorado State University - Pueblo speaker series features American Muslim experience

PUEBLO – The 2013-2014 Distinguished Speakers Series at Colorado State University-Pueblo continues Nov. 5 with a noted author on the American Muslim experience held in conjunction with the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf exhibit in the University’s Library and Academic Resources Center earlier this spring. Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities/American Library Association, the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is a collection of books, films, and other resources to familiarize the American public with Islam and the cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations around the world. Respected author and lecturer, Asma Gull Hasan, will speak at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Hasan has established herself as a highly sought expert on the American Muslim community. Her two published books, American Muslims: The New Generation and Why I Am a Muslim, have been widely praised for offering a refreshing take on the often misguided stereotypes of Muslims. A magna cum laude graduate of Wellesley College and the prestigious Groton School, Asma Hasan also earned a Juris Doctorate from the New York University School of Law. In addition to her substantial writing work, Asma Hasan is currently employed as the Chief Legal Counsel and Senior Vice President of HealthTrio, LLC. She will appear as part of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities/American Library Association to provide “The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf,” a collection of books, films, and other resources to familiarize the American public with Islam and the cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations around the world.

The Distinguished Speakers Series features eminent national or international speakers who contribute to current thought in social or political activities, in the arts and sciences, or other realm of contemporary significance by individuals who have distinguished themselves in their fields.  The series is co-sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership, the Student Fee Governing Board, the Associated Students’ Government, and the Diversity Resource Center. The final speaker this fall will be Medal of Honor recipient Roger Donlon on Dec. 4.

For more information, call the Office of Student Life at 719-549-2687 or visit www.colostate-pueblo.edu/studentactivities/speakers.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.