Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Friends of Global Exchange Ventura County Supporters:

Dear Friends of Global Exchange Ventura County Supporters:

Because of the great interest shown in Islam during our September program, which received front-page coverage in the Ventura County Star, we are pleased to continue or series on the Arab Spring with the program “The Role of Islam in the Arab Spring." It will be held at the Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks on Thursday, October 27th from 7 to 8:30 PM.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Amir Hussain, Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, the Jesuit University in Los Angeles.  He is a prominent scholar who teaches courses on world religions, and specializes in the study of Islam.  His many achievements include being the editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, the premier scholarly journal for the study of religion 

On the same evening the CVUUF Community Forum is presenting a program on the “American Awakening – From Wall Street Protests to a Main Street Economy," where Dr. David Korten will be the guest speaker.  That program is being held at 3327 Old Conejo Road in Newbury Park at 7:30 PM.  We felt that their program was of sufficient enough importance to co-sponsor it and that is why you may have received flyers from us for both programs.

It is unfortunate that both programs occur on the same evening.  However, the only date that Dr. Hussain and the Thousand Oaks Library were available was October 27th and we felt that we could have no better speaker on this important and timely topic. Further information about the program was posted on Thursday, Oct. 27 on this blog. If you have any questions, please call Vitali Mostovoj, 805-492-4122 or Ferial Masry, 805-300-7226.
We thank you for your continued interest in Global Exchange Ventura County Supporters.