Islam Appreciation Week (IAW) 2017 at Loyola

Islam Appreciation Week (IAW) 2017 at Loyola


The Loyola University Chicago’s Muslim Student Association’s would like to invite everyone to join in on the events taking place this week from 03/20/17-03/24/17 for Islam Appreciation Week (IAW)! Islam Appreciation Week takes place every year, so come eat, laugh, and learn with us as we get to know a bit more about the teachings of our world’s second largest religion and the people who practice it. This year, IAW will highlight the legacy of American Muslims.


DAY 1: Taste of Faith | IAW

To kick off Islam Appreciation Week 2017, join us and sample dishes from across the globe! Get a glimpse of the diverse backgrounds of Muslims and enjoy spoken word, student artwork, calligraphy, henna, and more!

When: March 20, 2017 at 6PM

Where: Damen Den


DAY 2: Weaving the Social Fabric | IAW

Muslims have been a part of American society since before the call for its independence. Dr. Searcy will discuss stories of Muslim in America throughout the country’s history and share their contributions to our society. The event will begin with Maghrib (evening) prayer. The lecture will start promptly at 7:30.

When: March 21, 2017 at 7PM

Where: Palm Court


DAY 3: Walk a Mile in Her Hijab| IAW 

Hijab for a Day will also take place on March 22nd. Stand in solidarity with the Muslim women who face hate, discrimination, and micro-aggressions on the basis of their hijab and faith identity by pledging to wear the headscarf for the day. You can pledge by clicking the link below. On Wed, March 22, stop by the IAW Table in Damen to take a picture, feel supported, and show some love!…/1FAIpQLScD-HxcOC9R9YhQG…/viewform…

When: March 22, 2017

Where: Damen tables


DAY 3: Looking Beyond the Headscarf | IAW

When it comes to Muslim women, everyone seems to have an opinion. Suzy Ismail will discuss what Western understandings of Muslim womanhood have come to entail. Her talk will unpack negative stereotypes and portrayals of Muslim women as they exist in our society.

When: March 22, 2017 at 6PM

Where: Crown Auditorium


DAY 4: Day of Service| IAW 

From 11 am to 3 pm we will be packing lunches and backpacks for those in need around Chicago. Donations of fruit for these lunches are highly appreciated and can be dropped off in Damen 235.

At 5:30 pm we will make our service trip downtown to distribute lunches downtown. Bring your young Ventra.

When: March 23, 2017 at 11AM-3PM

Where: CFSU Lobby


DAY 5: Culmination Dinner | IAW

To tie up IAW, please join us at dinner to hear the wonderful guest speaker speak about a controversial Islamic topic and its effects on society today.

When: March 24, 2017 at 8PM

Where: Rambler Room




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