As part of Kennesaw State University’s Year of the Arabian Peninsula, the 31st annual study of a country or region of the world, there will be a newly-installed exhibit titled “Patriots and Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to our Country.”
The multimedia exhibit, which will have an opening reception at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Atrium of KSU’s Social Sciences Building No. 22, at 1000 Chastain Road in Kennesaw, was produced by the Arab American National Museum courtesy of the Alif Institute. The exhibit features images, narratives and artifacts depicting the participation of Arab Americans in the U.S. Armed Services, diplomatic service and the Peace Corps.
The exhibit is the first of a series of more than three dozen lectures and cultural events to be featured at KSU throughout the “Year of the Arabian Peninsula,” which is a study of seven countries — Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Other highlighted events include:
- “Hijab for a Day,” a participatory event that invites women to learn the culture of the Islamic head covering, wear the hijab and share their experiences. The event will take place at 12:30 p.m. from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 in the Student Center’s Leadership Room No. 205;
- “Tolerance, Understanding, Coexistence: Oman’s Message of Islam,” an exhibit from the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman. The exhibit will be on display from Oct. 1-31 in the Social Sciences Atrium, Building No. 22; and
- “Women of Oman: changing Roles & Transnational Influence,” an international conference, co-sponsored by the Washington, D.C.-based Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 7 in the Social Sciences Building No. 22, Room 1021.
For a full schedule of “Year of the Arabian Peninsula” events during the fall and spring semesters, visit http://dga.kennesaw.edu/content/arabianpeninsula#schedule.