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Talking Through Walls: How the Struggle to Build a Mosque Unites a Community  (Movie / Film)

Library Film Series

Tuesday, September 20

Talking Through Walls: How the Struggle to Build a Mosque Unites a Community

Film produced by Unity Productions Foundation and provided by 20,000 Dialogues.

Talking Through Walls takes viewers into the rural town of Voorhees, New Jersey, and documents the struggle of Zia Rahman to build a mosque in his community. Against the backdrop of post-9/11 fears that threaten to scuttle the project, a coalition of Jews, Catholics, Buddhists and others join Zia to support his efforts, revealing the best of American ideals at one of the most difficult times in American history.

57-minute film followed by facilitated small-group discussions.

Welcome by Paulette Granberry-Russell, Senior Advisor to the President for Diversity, and Director, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives.

Community partners: the City of East Lansing, City of Lansing, East Lansing Area Clergy Association, the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing, and Muslim Mental Health, Inc.

Part of Community Conversations: Ten Years After September 11th.

In conjunction with the Main Library exhibit "Balancing Civil Liberties and Homeland Security Post 9/11."

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Location: Main Library North Conference Room, W449
Price: free
Sponsor: Administration