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Faith, Fashion, Fusion: Muslim women’s style in Australia

Australian Muslim women dress in diverse styles and are increasingly choosing to engage with global fashion trends while also expressing their faith. Faith, fashion, fusion explores Sydney’s emerging modest fashion market and the work of a new generation of fashion designers, retailers and bloggers offering stylish clothing and fashion advice to Muslim women.

Faith, fashion and Muslim identity are further explored through the experiences and achievements of a group of Australian Muslim women. Their stories reflect on the diversity of the Muslim community and the importance of the Muslim faith in all aspects of their lives.

A new exhibit at the Powerhouse Museum in Australia delves into the fashion trends of Australian Muslim women. Many people think Muslim women and fashion do not go together because they’re ignorant about how Arab and Muslim women really live their lives.

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Some of the amazing, artistic bowls created for the AANM’s Empty Bowls event.
The Arab American National Museum held a fundraiser for the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan on May 18, 2012. Art students from Dearborn Public Schools created special bowls that were given to all who participated in the fundraiser.Pictures from the event can be found on the AANM’s Flickr account.

Some of the amazing, artistic bowls created for the AANM’s Empty Bowls event.

The Arab American National Museum held a fundraiser for the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan on May 18, 2012. Art students from Dearborn Public Schools created special bowls that were given to all who participated in the fundraiser.

Pictures from the event can be found on the AANM’s Flickr account.

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Episode 3b of the AANM Podcast: Interview with Samuel Hazo

In the second installment of the Patriots and Peacemakers interview series, Candice speaks to Dr. Samuel Hazo. Dr. Hazo is an Arab American professor, poet and Korean War veteran and he speaks about his time in the service and what it means to serve as an Arab American.

Work by Dr. Hazo can be found in the AANM Library.

Subscribe to the podcasts for free on iTunesU

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George Takei at the Arab American National Museum with the museum’s Deputy Director Devon Akmon and ACCESS Board President Wadad Abed. March 9, 2012.
Mr. Takei works closely with the Japanese American National Museum, an institution that continues to be one of the AANM’s biggest supporters. The AANM is currently hosting a travelling exhibit from the Japanese American National Museum, Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We, the People”? 
More pictures of his visit on the AANM’s Flickr page!

George Takei at the Arab American National Museum with the museum’s Deputy Director Devon Akmon and ACCESS Board President Wadad Abed. March 9, 2012.

Mr. Takei works closely with the Japanese American National Museum, an institution that continues to be one of the AANM’s biggest supporters. The AANM is currently hosting a travelling exhibit from the Japanese American National Museum, Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We, the People”?

More pictures of his visit on the AANM’s Flickr page!

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Even today, hundreds, if not thousands, of English words that we use in our daily conversations have Arabic roots including terms like “sugar”, “algebra”, “alcohol”, “safari”, and many more.
From “Arab and Muslim Contributions and Backlash" by Tareq Ramadan on the Reclaiming Identity: Dismantling Arab Stereotypes blog.

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AANM Podcast, Episode 3a: Interview with Nura Suleiman

Continuing with our podcast series about service, in conjuction with our Patriots & Peacemakers exhibit, Candice interviews Nura Suleiman, Palestinian American and Peace Corps volunteer. Nura volunteered in Cameroon, Africa and she talks about her experience there and what that service meant to her.

Download the podcasts for free on iTunesU

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