Muslim Voices of Philadelphia Screening Event
Sunday, September 14, 2014 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Screenings and Panel Discussion
LTSP Hagan Hall Amphitheater | 7301 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19119-1974
Muslim Voices of Philadelphia, a project of the Scribe Video Center, explores the rich histories and contemporary experiences of Philadelphia-area Muslim communities through documentary film.
The films being screened:
The Mosque Is the Heart of the Fellowship (2014, 18 min)
By the Members of Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship and Mosque. The Mosque is the Heart of the Fellowship explores the history and mystical inspiration of the first community-built Sufi Mosque in Pennsylvania, through the heartfelt reflections and memories of its original members.
Maidservants of Allah: Muslim Women in Perspective (Web Series, 2014, 12 min)
By Lajna Ima’illah (the women’s auxiliary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community). Through personal stories of Muslim women in Lajna Ima’illah, the web series Maidservants of Allah dispels common misconceptions of Islam by foregrounding its true beauty.
Get to Know Us: Keeping Islam Simple & Serving the Common People (2014, 15 min)
By Masjid Muhammad. Through their entrepreneurial and humanist approach to Islam and the desire for community, Masjid Muhammad continues to build a place for Muslims to organize and serve the needs of Philadelphia, in the face of great adversity.
A Place to Call Home (2014, 14 min)
By Muslim Student Association at the University of Pennsylvania. A Place to Call Home explores different spaces at the University of Pennsylvania and in West Philadelphia that have housed the main activities of Penn MSA throughout its 50-year history, emphasizing the relationship between community and space over time.
Post-screening panel discussion with
Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Ph., RRC
The Rev. Charles Howard, PhD, chaplain, UPenn
Wajeeha Choudhary, Lajna Ima’illah
Farida Nur Parker, Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
Imam Suetwidien Muhammad, Masjid Muhammad
The Muslim Voices of Philadelphia Community History project has been supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
Additional support has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts “Art Works,” the Nathan Cummings Foundation, and the Samuel S. Fels Fund.