GPC Student Club to Host Islam Awareness Week April 8-11

04/08/2013
Contact: Beverly James
Phone: 678-891-2686
Fax: 678-891-2966
Author: Beverly James

For Immediate Release

Nusaiba Mubarak, 19 and a psychology major at Georgia Perimeter College, was used to the curious stares and the hesitant questions. After all, not many students at the Dunwoody Campus wear a head covering, or hijab, to school every day. Most onlookers rightly assume that she is Muslim.

“The attention is not always negative; it’s mainly people who are interested and curious about Islam,” Mubarak says. “A lot of people have misconceptions, like women have no freedom or I am forced to wear the hijab. But, I am more liberated because people will look at me for who I am in the inside and not for my appearance.”

Mubarak and members of the GPC Muslim Student Association are making a concerted effort to help others learn about their faith during Islam Awareness Week, April 8 to 11. The international event is held on college campuses across the world.

Mubarak, vice president of the GPC Student Muslim Association, and others in the group will host information tables during the week. Thursday is marked as Pink Hijab Day to support Muslim women and to promote breast cancer awareness, Mubarak says. The day will culminate in a lecture entitled “Women in Islam,” and a discussion.

For more information on the week’s events, visit the group’s Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/MSA-at-Georgia-Perimeter-College-Dunwoody-Compus/325041934266922?fref=ts

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Georgia Perimeter College, the largest state college of the University System of Georgia, serves approximately 23,000 students through four campuses and several sites in metro Atlanta. For additional information, visit www.gpc.edu.