At Crooked Trails, we are passionate about bringing people together to broaden understanding of the world’s many cultures and beliefs. We believe that experience informs perspective — not just when you travel, but also in your own community. As part of our educational mission, we are honored to launch the “Meet a Muslim” event series in the Seattle area from January 18th – 22nd.
Meet a Muslim is an initiative started by Moina Shaiq after the San Bernadino shooting incident in 2015 to create a forum of dialogue in a safe place where people can ask questions free of fear. Moina travels around the country to share her story as an ‘ordinary’ Muslim in America, who is also a mother, a long-time California resident, a woman and a caring human being.
Moina bravely states that she will answer any question, and promises not to be offended. She’s successfully delivered this message of respect, understanding and acceptance to thousands of people. Now we will continue that mission in our local community. Please see the schedule below and join us at one of these family-friendly events!
“There is no us and them, we are all in it together.” — Moina Shaiq
Ticketed event information:
January 18th – Meet a Muslim with Project Feast at Indo Cafe
Join us for Project Feast‘s January Migrating Meals at Indo Café for time with Moina and a very special Liwetan feast.
January 20th – Meet a Muslim at Muslim Association of Puget Sound
Curious about Islam? Your Muslim friends invite you to the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) Mosque to experience the truth about this religion and those who practice it. Includes afternoon tea and session with Moina. Registration is required and donations accepted at the event to cover Moina’s travel expenses.
Non-ticketed events open to the public:
January 18 – Meet a Muslim at Seattle University
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Office of Multicultural Affairs
January 18 – Meet a Muslim at Congregational Church on Mercer Island
3:00 – 4:00 pm
4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island
January 20 – Meet a Muslim at Welcome Table Christian Church
10:00 – 11:00 am
1322 S. Bayview St, Seattle
January 20 – Meet a Muslim at Seattle University
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Student Center 160
January 21 -Meet a Muslim at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
10:30 am – 1:00 pm
7141 California Ave SW, Seattle
January 21 – Meet a Muslim on Whidbey Island
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Langley Methodist Church, 301 Anthes Ave, Langley, WA 98260
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