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Panel shares stories about being black and Muslim

Guest speakers, Adrian Jasper, Muhammad Saifullah, Yusuf Ali, and Parrish Geary speak at Unite: I am Black, I am Muslim on Feb. 9.

Jared Smith

February 14, 2017

UNITE, and the Center for Teaching and Learning held a college hour event on February 9. The event, “I am Black and I am Muslim,” aimed to educate about Islam. The panel event included four guest speakers, poet-songwriter Adrian Jasper, Muhammad Saifullah, a Council on American Islamic Relat...

Muslim Student Association celebrates Islam

American River College student Momna Shabazz speaks during a panel titled “Hello, I am a Muslim” hosted by the Muslim Student Association on Nov. 9, 2016 at ARC. Shabazz talked about her experiences growing us as a Muslim and how she was treated in school. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Shiavon Chatman and Jared Smith

November 15, 2016

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) collaborated with UNITE to host an event titled “Hello I am Muslim,” on Wednesday. The event was hosted in the Student Center Community rooms one and two. The MSA’s club mission, according to their flyer, is to “create an avenue for Muslim students to meet,...

Muslim student responds to anti-Islamic activists

American River College student Burak Kocal holds a sign encouraging people to hug him. Kocal, a practicing Muslim, was protesting against the negative images widely associated with people of his faith. (Photo by Mychael Jones)

Mychael Jones

December 1, 2015

By Mychael Jones and John Ferrannini An American River College student held a silent protest outside the Student Center on Nov. 24 in response to an anti-Muslim protest that took place one week earlier in the same location. Burak Kocal, the student who was protesting, said that the anti-Muslim activ...

Muslim student protests against anti-Islamic activists

American River College student Burak Kocal holds a sign encouraging people to hug him. Kocal, a practicing Muslim, was protesting against the negative images widely associated with people of his faith. (Photo by Mychael Jones)

Mychael Jones

November 28, 2015

An American River College student held a silent protest outside the Student Center on Tuesday in response to an anti-Muslim protest that took place Nov. 17. Burak Kocal, the student who was protesting, said that the anti-Muslim activists who erected a sign that read “Why Islam Kills” in front of the Student Center frightened him. “I remember after Tuesday I was properly scared to be in Ameri...

Students debate with anti-Muslim activists on campus

ARC student Nate Ihsan uses his phone to show a verse in the Quran denouncing killing to anti-Muslim activist Vincent Bradshaw, who erected a sign reading 'Why Islam Kills' in front of the Student Center on Tuesday. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

John Ferrannini

November 17, 2015

Anti-Muslim activists sparred with students Tuesday after they erected a booth and sign that said “Why Islam Kills” outside of the American River College Student Center. Coming on the heels of the Islamic State’s attack in Paris that left 129 people dead and hundreds injured Friday, the activists —...

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