The Islamic Center of Lawrence and The African and African-American Studies at the University of Kansas invite you to attend an open, constructive, and educational conversation presented by a distinguished panel of experts on the subject of "What Every American Should Know about Islam - Debunking the Myths".

The panel discussion will address:

(1) the basics of Islamic faith,

(2) the pillars of Islam,

(3) the concept of God in Islam & discussion of shared beliefs with other faiths,

(4) women in Islam,

(5) what is the true meaning of Sharia and does it really represent a threat to American Courts and American Law,

(6) an honest discussion around the issue of refugees in our society and whether they represent a threat or a struggle for survival,

(7) a discussion of the life of American Muslims and their civil rights, and

(8) the negative impact of Islamophobia both on American Muslims and our society at large.

Attendees will learn about the impact of these issues on the overall environment in our society. Attendees will also get the opportunity to ask questions and hear responses from the distinguished panelists.

The panel will be followed by a video and posters exhibit on Islam and Islamic culture.

Light refreshments and traditional pastries will be served.

We hope to see you all there!


Dr. Beverly B. Mack | Professor | International & Interdisciplinary Studies -Kansas African Studies Center, African/African American Studies.

Dr. Hamid Ghazali | Professor | Al-Huda University | Director | Houston Quran Academy | Consultant | Islamic Schools in North America.

Dr. Marwa Ghazali | Lecturer | KU Department of African & African-American Studies.

Dr. Moussa Elbayoumy | Board Chairman | Council on American Islamic Relations- Kansas (CAIR-Kansas).

Dr. Sofia Khan | KC Physician | Founder of Kansas City for Refugees Organization.

Mrs. Nadia Igram | Esq,. J.D. | KC Attorney and Community Activist.


The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.


Please rsvp to