Mayor Gray Declares Islamic Heritage Month

Mayor Gray Declares Islamic Heritage Month

Post ID: 40594 | POSTED ON: Oct 09, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC.—A traveling exhibition and local non-profit organization will join together to honor the first Islamic Heritage Month in the District. Islamic Heritage Month will be celebrated throughout the month of October, and held at the Eighth Annual America’s Islamic Heritage Festival.
Collections and Stories of American Muslims, Inc. (CSAM) and America’s Islamic Heritage Museum and Cultural Center will be hosting the festival. Since April 2011, the Museum, located at 2315 Martin Luther King Ave. SE, Washington, D.C., has opened its doors to the general public. The theme of the festival, “connecting people using culture,” aims to engage the community through partnering fun activities with education.
Mayor of the District of Columbia, Vincent C. Gray, issued a proclamation Oct. 1 declaring October Islamic Heritage Month as a time to acknowledge the history and contributions of Muslim Americans in the District of Columbia, as well as across the country.  
In his address to D.C. residents, Mayor Gray encourages residents to acknowledge the contributions made by Islamic peoples. Public schools in the D.C. metropolitan area are also encouraged to learn about “America’s rich Islamic history, to teach tolerance and understanding,” he said. Read More
Source : The Hill Top Online     Photo by Andrew Bossi
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