The Faces of Islam
Community Partnership Exhibition Program

On View February 7 – March 1, 2015

Community Forum & Opening Reception: Saturday, February 7, 3-6pm.

Created by LaGuardia Community College photography students, the exhibit features over 30 photographs of LaGuardia students, staff and family members, as well as New York City politicians and community leaders who practice the Islamic faith.

"The Faces of Islam” exhibition presents to you the perspective of a representative group of diverse community college students,” said Scott Sternbach, director of the photography department at LaGuardia. "These teachers, artists, airline pilots, community activists, attorneys and myriad of others joined with our students and alums to share the bond of creative photography and in the process met as human beings working together for a common cause; to be seen as individuals and not as stereotypes.”

On Saturday February 7, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) and LaGuardia Community College (LAGCC) present an interactive theater demonstration and Community Forum, followed by the opening reception of "Faces of Islam.”

3-4:30pm: Utilizing theater to stimulate group-talk, the Community Forum is focused on perceptions of Islamic identity in post 9/11 America and the various life experiences of the American Muslim community.

4:30-6pm:  Opening Reception for  “Faces of Islam”

Community Forum produced by LaGuardia Performing Arts Center and the “Beyond Sacred year. Beyond Sacred: Unthinking Muslim Identity is an
interdisciplinary project that intends to create a cohesive cultural program that illuminates life experiences of culturally identified Muslims in 21st century, post 9/11 New York City.

Faces of Islam Photo exhibition curated by LAGCC Photography Program Director/Professor Scott Sternbach, and Photography Program Faculty Javier Larenas and Lidiya Kan.

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