Friday, March 16, 2007

Walid to speak at Western Michigan University

Reservations due for "Social Justice in Islam"

March 16, 2007

KALAMAZOO--"Social Justice in Islam," a presentation by guest speaker Dawud Walid, headlines the 8th semiannual Muslim Student Night program beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, March 23, in the Bernhard Center Ballroom at Western Michigan University.

The evening also includes a free, buffet-style dinner featuring multicultural cuisine, an exhibition of artifacts from around the world and musical performances by the internationally acclaimed group, 786.

The event is open to the public free of charge, but seating is limited and advanced reservations are required. The initial deadline for registration is Sunday, March 18, but a waiting list will be kept. To register, visit

Community activist Dawud Walid is the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Michigan.

The program sponsored by the WMU Muslim Students Association is intended to promote dialogue and greater understanding among people of diverse backgrounds. The event routinely draws capacity crowds of 400 people.

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