GCC Library NEH and ALA Grants Launch “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys” Discussion Series

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Gateway Community College Library and Learning Commons received a $4,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to host the discussion series “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys”. Gateway is one of 125 libraries to participate in this project, which seeks to familiarize the public with the Muslim people, places, history, faith and cultures around the world.
The first reading will explore Arabian Nights, translated by Husain Haddawy, and will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 6:30 pm. Additional discussions will be held on October 29, 2013, November 5, 2013, February 11, 2014 and April 15, 2014. Titles include Conference of the Birds, Snow, Dreams of Trespass, and Minarets.
The books were chosen as a part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf, Muslim Journeys with the help of several renowned scholars in anthropology, world history and religious studies. Various experts from Yale University and Gateway Community College and will focus on the theme of literary reflections.
The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf is a project of NEH, conducted in cooperation with the ALA Public Programs Office, with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York. This series will be an ongoing event over the next two semesters and all programs will be held at the Gateway Community College Library & Learning Commons located at 20 Church Street in New Haven, CT. For details or to register, please visit www.gwcc.commnet.edu/Library or contact Susan Chenard at schenard@gatewayct.edu