University of Washington Tacoma professor Turan Kayaoglu will speak Tuesday about Muslim life in the United States.
The free talk will focus on immigration, race relations and contributions to the arts, demonstrating the effect of Muslims on American history, politics and culture.
“The debates about American Muslims play prominently in discussions, such as religious freedom, immigration, security and foreign policy,” said Kayaoglu, associate vice chancellor for research at UWT.
“Focusing on American Muslim experiences, my talk aims to engage the audience on how the debates about American Muslims will shape the future of America.”
The talk, “American Muslims: History, Culture and Politics,” will begin at 7 p.m. at Lakewood Pierce County Library, 6300 Wildaire Road SW, Lakewood.
The Pierce County Library system strives to connect communities, and is hosting the speech in an effort to engage neighbors in conversation.