Friday, July 31, 2009

Spreading the Wealth: An Urban Inner Development Project

Join donors, fans and supporters for an afternoon of positive energy, knowledgeable discussion and information about our cause and projects for the Oakland community by way of the Lighthouse Mosque.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

2:00pm - 5:00pm

3265 Market St
Oakland, CA

$10 entrance fee

Motivational and spiritual talks led by our most illustrious Bay Area scholars:

Ustadh Abdullah bin Hamid Ali will speak on "Balance in Islam"

Imam Zaid Shakir will speak on "Sacrifice and Activism"

Musical married Muslim duo, The ReMINDers will enlighten us with their performance and the event will be MC'ed by ILLUME co-founder Yahsmin Mayaan binti BoBo.

Both topics will tie in well with the "edutainment" and projects Lighthouse Mosque volunteers are so diligently pursuing in Oakland.

Light food and beverage provided by Julie's Cafe in Berkeley

Questions? call 510.828.5355 or email

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cornel West and Carl Dix on Race and Politics in the Age of Obama

One week after the NAACP’s 100th anniversary celebrations, we speak to Princeton University professor Cornel West and Carl Dix of the Revolutionary Communist Party about the current state of Black America. West is a professor of religion and African American studies at Princeton University and the author of numerous books on race. Dix is a founding member of the Revolutionary Communist Party and was one of six GIs in 1970 who refused orders to go to Vietnam and served two years in prison for his stance.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Wajahat Ali: Racism beyond the pale

Article in the Guardian: Barack Obama was right the first time: the police who arrested Henry Louis Gates in his own home did act stupidly

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