Students to discuss being 'Young and Muslim in the USA' on April 2

Stockton MSA logoThe Atlantic City Free Public Library will hold a program, “Young and Muslim in the USA,” on Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m. in the Main Library’s second-floor meeting room. Stockton University’s Muslim Student Association will lead the program.
The group will present a video that highlights the Muslim youth in the community and how stereotypes do not accurately describe them. The group will touch on the hardships young Muslims have faced in this country, and it will address concerns involving Muslim youth.
Stockton’s Muslim Student Association was revived by Aisha Khan in 2008. The current officers of the Muslim Student Association are Ramsha Malik, Bazam Bakhat, Sulsabeel Akram, Tasbeeh Muhamed and Aleyah Hassan.
This program is being held in conjunction with an ongoing library exhibit: “Mosque No. 10 and the African American Islamic Community in Atlantic City and South Jersey.” The exhibit, which will be on display through April, is sponsored by Masjid Muhammad.
The exhibit examines the history of Islam and the Muslims of the African American community in Atlantic City. It also highlights Atlantic City’s Mosque No. 10 — the 10th in a nationwide system of Mosques established under Elijah Muhammad. The exhibit, curated by Dr. Richlyn Goddard and her research team, explores the Nation of Islam under the leadership of Imam Warith Deen Mohammed, the son of Elijah Muhammad. It focuses on the Islamic religious community it fostered in the African American community of Atlantic City, examining the themes of unity, self-help, family, community and business development that shaped the Islamic movement in America. The exhibit includes photographs, uniforms, newspaper clippings and memorabilia.
Please call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3062, for more information.