The Armstrong Liberty Center will host a free lecture by Fairyal Halim and Amin Tomeh, who will provide an overview of American-Muslim culture and beliefs, as well as women’s roles in Islam’s past, present and future.
Presented Thursday by Armstrong’s Gender Studies program, the College of Liberal Arts, the Armstrong Liberty Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the lecture is open to the public.
Halim speaks frequently about cultivating sustainable relationships between American-Muslims and the wider community. With extensive work in the area of human rights, she serves on the board of the Women’s Interfaith Network, as well as the advisory board of Independent Political Action Committee-Georgia, which educates underrepresented citizens. Halim holds a degree in biological anthropology from the University of Toronto.
Named as one of 100 Influential Georgia Muslims in 2014, Tomeh is a founding member of Interfaith Speakers Network and participates in panels at churches, synagogues and other houses of worship, discussing American-Muslims and Islam. He is also a principal and co-founder of Matrix Engineering Group, a Georgia-based engineering consulting firm. Tomeh holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.S. in geotechnical civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
It will be from noon to 2 p.m. at Armstrong’s Liberty Center, Room 206, 175 W. Memorial Dr., Hinesville.