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Frank Islam Athenaeum Symposia

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Frank Islam Athenaeum Symposia Speaker Series

Frank Islam and Sanjay Rai Photo

Photo above features Frank Islam (left) and Dr. Sanjay Rai (right). The artwork behind Mr. Islam and Dr. Rai was created by David Carter, the chair of the Germantown Art Department, as a gift from the College to Mr. Islam.

Frank Islam Receives Interfaith Leadership Award - November 2016

Afghan-American Author Draws Crowd
Our multicultural campuses continue to draw writers from diverse backgrounds to engage with students and faculty. Nadia Hashimi's discussion of her novel The Pearl That Broke Its Shell this week on the Germantown Campus drew a crowd of 400 avid readers. Exploring themes of gender, cultural inheritance, and Afghanistan’s judicial system, the story is a vibrant window into a nation where the US has been at war for over a decade. The author answered a wide variety of questions that touched on the education of women, history, and sociology, and signed books following her presentation.

The following is a list of speakers for the Spring 2017 Frank Islam Athenaeum Symposia.

Justyne Fischer, Award Winning Artist and Educator: Tuesday, February 7th - 2:00 - 3:00 PM, Germantown, HT 216

Amy Nutt, Author: Wednesday, February 8th - 12:00 PM, Germantown, Globe Hall

Dwight Watkins, Author: Tuesday, February 21th - 11:00 AM, Cultural Arts Theatre 1, Takoma Park/Silver Spring; Tuesday, February 21th - 7:00 PM, Globa Hall, Germantown

Kiese Laymon, Author: Tuesday, March 28th -12:30 PM, Globa Hall, Germantown (EVENT CANCELLED)

Aminatta Forna, Author: Thursday, April 6th - 11:00 AM, Globe Hall , Germantown

Vaddey Ratner, Author: Tuesday, April 18th - 7:00 PM, Globe Hall, Germantown

Kathy Bullock, Musician/Performer/Professor: Tuesday, April 25th - 7:00 PM, Globe Hall, Germantown

Please click on About Our Speakers to get more information on each of these speakers.

Free to students and public
Location: Montgomery College, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown, MD 20876, Germantown Campus, High Tech Building, Globe Hall

No Reservations Required.
For questions, contact Joan Naake at 240-567-1951 or Email: .

For accommodations, please call 240-567-7767 or 240-567-6967

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