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Junior Students of a high school in Chicago. Dec. 20, 2017
Their bookclub had read Threading My Prayer Rug. We met over Facetime, as they interviewed me with prepared questions. They had also done an essay on the book.
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Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew. Dec. 17, 2017
On the Third Sunday in Advent, Rev. Karpin asked me to read from the chapter of Mary in the Quran, the story of the birth of Jesus.

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The Woman's Club of Danbury & Fairfield, & Muslim Students Assoc. Western Connecticut State University. Dec. 1, 2017
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Bookclubs Meeting, Danbury, CT.  Nov. 30, 2017

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Ocean County Library, Toms River, N.J.  Nov. 20, 2017
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Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew. November 19, 2017
Interfaith Peace Feast.
In collaboration with B'nai Jeshurun, Cordoba House, and Muslim Community Network.
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Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, Queens, NY Chapter. Nov. 16, 2017
Book reading & book discussion.
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American Association of University Women of Duchess County, Poughkeepsie, NY.  Nov. 9, 2017

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Daughters of Abraham Coalition, Temple Chai, Long Grove, ILL.  Nov. 7, 2017
"We are the stories we tell."  Book Reading & Interview with Kitty Loewy
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Eric Post, Caren Singer (host), and Michael Schmidt

Eric Post, Caren Singer (host), and Michael Schmidt

AJC New York.  Oct. 25, 2017
The American Descendents of Isaac and Ishmael

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Tenefly Senior Center, Tenefly, NJ. Oct. 20, 2017
Book Reading. Threading My Prayer Rug.
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Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, JCC, NYC. Oct. 15, 2017
Guest Speaker: Muslim in New York.
At exhibit on Muslim in New York.
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United Community Church. St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Oct 14, 2017
Meet Your Muslim Neighbor: Everything You Would Like to Know About Islam But Were Afraid To Ask.
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St. Johnsbury Academy, Vermont. Oct. 11, 2017
Being Muslim in America After 9/11
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St. Johnsbury Academy,  Vermont. Oct. 12, 2017
Islam 101 lecture series with high school students.
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Atheneaum Library, St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Oct. 11, 2017
Book Reading
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Kent Memorial Library, Suffield, Connecticut.  Oct. 7, 2017
'Exploring Other Cultures'. Photo: Jackie Hemond & Khalid Rehman
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The Interchurch Center Library. Sept. 28, 2017
A charming group, the questions focused on the art of writing and how they can help overcome bigotry.
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Central Queens Y.  Sept. 25, 2017
At the book discussion, the question was asked again, 'Why aren't Muslims condemning terrorism?'  Once again, 'They are. But they aren't being heard. Their voices are being drowned out by the extremists.'

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East Brunswick Public Library & Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, N.J.  Sept. 13, 2017
Sisters are wonderful! And they ask good questions. Actually, we had a few brothers in the audience also, always a welcome addition.

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Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore, Manhasset, NY.  Sept. 10, 2017
The best part after a Q&A is to huddle with the organizers and get to know one another. More Q&A, going both ways.

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With Rabbi Susan Elkodsi, Cathy Wellikoff (Librarian), & John Gilmore (Autism Action Network)

With Rabbi Susan Elkodsi, Cathy Wellikoff (Librarian), & John Gilmore (Autism Action Network)

Malvern Public Library. September 7, 2017
Organized by the Malvern Jewish Center, the discussion centered on cultural assimilation, and where and how immigrants draw the boundaries.

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The World Fellowship Center, Conway, New Hampshire. Aug. 25, 2017
Children, adults, seniors, all assembled in the library, coffee cups in hand, to hear a Muslim woman's story. The warmth extended was truly what the Fellowship Center stands for. Not to mention the absolutely gorgeous setting of mountains and trees. Check out this amazing place here

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Society of Jewish Science. The Center for Applied Judaism, NYC. August 20, 2017
Faith Journeys in Pluralistic America. Co-speaker with Rabbi Frank Tamburello, Constance Benson.
When speakers share their faith journeys, it is fascinating; but when the members of the audience stand up to share their faith stories, you come together as family.

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SheLoves Magazine, The Red Couch Book Club.  August 8, 2017
Interview with Annie Rim, Editor. How have my views on feminism and women's role in Islamic faith shifted?

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Islam 101 Series. Chautauqua Institution. July - August 2017
Daily lectures on Quran, Family Life, Women, Shia-Sunni, and Shariah to a church full to capacity. Amazing audience with thought provoking questions.

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Chautauqua Institution, NY. July 2017
'Open Mic' programmed by Literary Arts Friends.

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Chautauqua Institution. July 2017
Literary Critique Session is held every week on the porch of the Alumni Hall. Bring copies of your prose or poetry, read it to the group, and get great feedback.

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Chautauqua Institution, NY. July 24, 2017
Authors Hour gives writers the opportunity to showcase their work to an audience that loves books.                                                                         

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