MLK Week Unity Dinner
The first-annual MLK Week Unity Dinner will bring together Colgate students from over twenty-five (25) cultural and religious students groups for a community-building discussion, dinner, and talk from keynote speaker, Omid Safi, director of Duke University’s Islamic Studies Center. Sign up is required to attend.
Dr. Safi specializes in the study of Islamic mysticism and contemporary Islam and frequently writes on liberationist traditions of Dr. King, Malcolm X, and is committed to traditions that link together love and justice. Prior to his role at Duke, Safi served as chair for the Study of Islam at the American Academy of Religion. He has written several well recieved books, including Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism; Cambridge Companion to American Islam; Politics of Knowledge in Premodern Islam; and Memories of Muhammad. His forthcoming books include Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Traditions and a book on the famed mystic Rumi.
Students sign up here (75 max)
Staff/Faculty sign up here (25 max)
Thursday, January 24 at 7:00pm
James C. Colgate Hall, Hall of Presidents