Friday, November 21 St. Kate’s Muslim Students Association (MSA) presented Noor al-Amar (Light of the Moon): “The Global Muslim”. Held in the Rauenhorst Ballroom of St. Kate’s, the event started with a welcoming address by MSA President, Muna Scekomar. Attendees of the event were able to mingle and eat a variety of cultural cuisine from around the world. With a large turn out, a raffle drawing for prizes, henna, hijab try-ons, and Day Break Press in attendance with books it was quite the celebration. The highlight of the night, however, may have been the “Muslim Communities in Minnesota” panelists, answering questions about what is means to be Muslim, a Muslim woman and how to empower others to be strong, confident women. The panelists included: Anse Tamara Gray (mother of student, Nusaiba Imady), owner of Daybreak Press Global Bookshop and Gathering Place in St. Paul, Minn., Sister Valrie Shirley, co-founder of Deaf Muslims – Minnesota Chapter, Student Saja Al-Nabi and Hawra Al-Nabi,Volunteer/Intern Coordinator at FamilyWise. According to the MSA mission statement, the club at St. Kate’s is open and welcoming to all Katie Muslims and non-Muslims offering support to students from a variety of different cultures, nationalities and origins. Working to promote cross-cultural knowledge and understanding of Islam, MSA is a place for students on campus to express themselves. This mission statement was definitely put into action at the event as it was a celebratory evening of women empowerment, and together everyone enjoyed a night of fun, friends and Muslim traditions.
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Henna was one of the many activities available at the event.