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Hudson Valley Lecture and Dinner to Focus on Understanding Muslim Culture in America

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063 or Janine Kava (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, April 17, 2004

The Muslim Student Association at Hudson Valley Community College is hosting a lecture and complementary traditional Eastern dinner from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 22 in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium and meeting rooms.

Admission to the lecture and dinner is free. For more information, call 629-7431.

The theme of the evening is "Understanding Muslim Culture in American Society: Values and Practices," and will begin with lectures by Imam Djafer Sebkhaoui, Brother Fadel Alsallami and Sister Musarat Chaudhry.

The dinner, which will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m., will include chicken tikkah, chicken tikkah masala, vegetable curry, kheer (rice pudding) and rice.

Hudson Valley Community College, located at 80 Vandenburgh Avenue in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.