“Arab Indianapolis” Documentary to Debut on WFYI June 16 at 9PM

The Team Rebecca Fisher, director and producer Vinnie Manganello, director of photography Edward E. Curtis IV, executive producer and presenter Cory Fisher, Editor Edward E. Curtis IV & Rebecca Fisher, writers Underwritten by the Arab Indianapolis Foundation, Inc., and Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities Produced by Fisher Productions in association with Indiana University Continue reading “Arab Indianapolis” Documentary to Debut on WFYI June 16 at 9PM

Heartland Muslim Book Tour

Hear a talk or attend a book signing for Edward E. Curtis IV, Muslims of the Heartland: How Syrian Immigrants Made a Home in the American Midwest September 29, 2021 Chicago, Illinois (Virtual) American Islamic College Oct. 16, 2021 Michigan City, Indiana Public Library, 7:30   Oct. 27, 2021 Evanston, Illinois (Virtual) Northwestern University, 6PM Jan. 20, 2022 Indianapolis, Indiana (Virtual) Indiana Historical Society, 5:30PM … Continue reading Heartland Muslim Book Tour

Arab Indianapolis Book Now Available

An accessible, intimate look at the oft-neglected history of Arab Americans in Greater Indianapolis who have made a remarkable impact on the region since the late 1800s. Order here or at your favorite local book store. From establishing local businesses to working in the fields of health care and education, Arab Americans have made indelible contributions to the cultural vitality, economic growth, and social fabric … Continue reading Arab Indianapolis Book Now Available

$250,000 Grant to Prevent Discrimination against Africana Religions

I am proud to join Professors Danielle Boaz (UNC Charlotte) and Youssef Carter (UNC Chapel Hill) as co-principal investigator in a multi-year project, funded by the Religion and Theology Program of the Henry Luce Foundation, that amplifies community efforts to prevent discrimination and violence against practitioners of Africana religions. The first stage will engage practitioners of African ancestral religions such as Lucum√≠ (Santeria), Candombl√©, Obeah, … Continue reading $250,000 Grant to Prevent Discrimination against Africana Religions

New Arab Indianapolis Heritage Trail

Take a Self-Guided Tour of the Sites along the Arab Indianapolis Heritage Trail! Click on this link to Clio.Com. The Arab Indianapolis Heritage Trail there will give you directions to each stop along the route and tell you why the site is important. It is possible to walk from the Historic Syrian Quarter to Monument Circle, the Indiana War Memorials, Mass Ave, and the Indiana … Continue reading New Arab Indianapolis Heritage Trail

Indianapolis Imam Warith Deen Muhammad Community Digital Archive Is Published

Indianapolis, IN — Three-dimensional images of a Fruit of Islam uniform and Muslim Girls Training headwear from the 1970s are just a few of the thousand-plus unique items in the Indianapolis Imam Warith Deen Muhammad Community digital archive now available to anyone with an internet connection. Fruit of Islam Jacket by IUPUI Center for Digital Scholarship on Sketchfab Curated by the IUPUI Center for Digital … Continue reading Indianapolis Imam Warith Deen Muhammad Community Digital Archive Is Published