Monday, March 21, 2011
30 Mosques in 30 Days
On Monday April 11 @ 7pm in 500 Swift, UC International Programs is bringing Aman Ali to speak about "30 Mosques in 30 Days: An American Ramadan Road Trip Adventure."
Aman Ali is a stand-up comedian and one of the only young Muslim voices in the public spotlight today. In the past year alone, he's made appearances on HBO, ABC News, CNN, CSPAN, and NPR to talk about his upbringing as a Muslim growing up in America.
As a comic, he's traveled all over the world for performances and regularly hits the road for shows at colleges and comedy clubs all around the country. His vivid storytelling style of stand-up comes from his strong background in journalism. Aman is also a reporter that has spent the past seven years traveling the country working for publications such as USA Today, Reuters, and the Associated Press.
In 2010, Aman and his friend Bassam Tariq visited 30 mosques in 30 days in 30 states and blogged about it at "30mosques.com." For Ramadan 2011, Aman and Bassam will visit the other 20 states, including Alaska and Hawaii, in search of more unique stories about the diversity of American Muslims.
(Aman grew up in Ohio!)
This event is open and FREE to the public.