Celebrate Islam Week is Here!


SALAM’s 4th annual Celebrate Islam Week is next month! Events include international food, pivotal discussions and lectures, and you can even try your hand at Arabic calligraphy! There is something for everyone. Get closer to the food of Iraq, Syria, Congo, and Pakistan, while listening to a Syrian refugees’ path to their new home in the United States. Empower women as they share and embrace their differences and similarities in religion, and learn about the emersion of feminism in the Muslim faith. Attend a film showing and important talk from PhD student who has worked in an Iraqi refugee camp. So much meaning and growth in one week. Detailed info below. We’re so honored to be co-sponsors of the banquet ($15, tickets below!) and excited about these incredible (free!) events put on by SALAM.

Purchase Banquet Tickets Here

Monday, April 8th 5:30-7:30PM Opening Banquet and Keynote at the First Presbyterian Church.

To purchase tickets in advance, click on link above.

Delicious dinner cooked by refugee families Asmaa Albukaie, Boise’s first Syrian refugee, speaks on “Heart-Love: A Muslim Mother’s Journey Into America.”

Tuesday, April 9th 12-2PM “Finding a Place in Religion: Women in Interfaith” in University Hall 210.

Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Amskapi Piikani Blackfeet women discuss differences and similarities in religion, culture, and individuality as women of faith. Join Rabbi Laurie Franklin of Har Shalom, Asmaa Albukaie of Boise, Sister Mary Jo Quinn of Blessed Trinity, and Kim Paul of the Blackfeet Tribal Nation for this panel moderated by SALAM Coordinator Kelcie Murphy.

Wednesday, April 10th 7-9PM “Me and the Mosque” film in LA 011.

“Me and the Mosque” tells the story of a Canadian Muslim woman challenging the prevailing views about male dominance in her faith community. In our discussion following the film, we’ll talk about emerging trends in Islamic feminism and changing views on women in Islamic culture at large.

Thursday, April 11th 6-8PM “How Islamic faith and cultural identity affect Muslim refugee wellbeing” in Jeanette Rankin Hall 202.

PhD candidate Diana Diakow specializes in linguistic psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, and Arabic. She combines these areas of expertise in advancing the status of Muslim refugees in Iraq and Kurdistan. Join Diana in understanding how religion and cultural identity affect refugees’ wellbeing.

Friday, April 12th 6-8PM Arabic Calligraphy Workshop in UC 331.

Come study the elegant shapes of the Arabic letters and Islamic art’s non-representative forms. After this workshop you will be able to write important Islamic concepts, names, and words in Arabic.

If you would like more information or would like to volunteer for set up or take down, contact SALAM Coordinator Kelcie Murphy at salammissoula@gmail.com.

Check out the FB event for even more info on this entire week.