Hudson County Community College Library to begin reading and discussion series, “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys,” with Terry Alford’s Prince Among Slaves

The Hudson County Community College Library will host the first session in a free five-part reading and discussion series called “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys on Thursday, March 6 at 4 p.m. in the College’s North Hudson Higher Education Center Library at 4800 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City.

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The HCCC Library is one of just 125 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to participate in the project, which seeks to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

“We are delighted to have been chosen to host this unique series that will allow patrons a chance to discuss some important themes in Muslim history and literature,” said Carol Van Houten, Associate Dean for College Libraries.

The first program exploring Prince Among Slaves by Terry Alford will be held on March 6 at 4 p.m. in the College’s North Hudson Higher Education Center Library at 4800 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City. The remaining programs will be held at the North Hudson Library and in the Follett Room of Hudson County Community College at 161 Newkirk Avenue in Jersey City.  For details or to register, please visit www.hccclibrary.net or contact 201-360-4360.

Additional books dealing with the theme of “American Stories” will be discussed every two weeks. These texts include excerpts from The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States, Acts of Faith, A Quiet Revolution, and the Butterfly Mosque. Discussions will be led by the Reverend. Dr. Steven Blackburn and Ms. Frances Aboushi. Ms. Aboushi will launch the series with the session on March 6.

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