Muslim World, Civil Rights focus of talks
A civil rights activist and a professor of humanities will be visiting Lewis and Clark College in southwest Portland this month for two lecture events for Black History Month, which will address topics related to the state of diversity within the country.
Salman Hameed, director of the Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies and an assistant professor of Integrated Science and Humanities at Hampshire College, will focus on how Muslims in different societies view biological evolution, and what this can tell us about the social and cultural factors shaping these responses.
The public is welcomed to attend the free talk on Friday, Feb 10, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., in the Templeton Campus Center, located at 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Rd.
On Tuesday, Feb. 14, Ericka Huggins, a human rights activist, poet, professor, and former Black Panther leader and political prisoner, will discuss her extraordinary personal life experiences and her spiritual practices of sustaining activism and promoting change.
This free event will also be held at 7 p.m. in Templeton Campus Center.