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Religion In Sarasota Series: Talking Religion With Samar Dahmash-Jarrah
Tuesday, September 24, 2019,5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Samar Dahmash-Jarra will talk about Arab-American relations after Sept. 11, 2001, and her own experiences as a Muslim.
Samar Dahmash-Jarra is a Kuwait-born Palestinian-American speaker, journalist, and educator. She has traveled extensively throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle East and has lived in Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the U.S. Dahmash-Jarrah professional accomplishments include being a contributor to CNN World Report; news editor and reporter for Jordan Television; editor and reporter for Jordan Weekly; and a Political Science instructor at the University of South Florida in Tampa. After the World Trade Center tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, Dahmash-Jarrah, an American citizen, was asked by many community organizations, churches, temples, and peace groups to speak about the Arab world. These events and the Iraq War served as the inspiration for Arab Voices Speak to American Hearts, a first step in fostering direct dialogue between Americans and Arabs. Topics of past discussions involve international relations, media, Islam, and culture. Dahmash-Jarrah holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science, a Bachelor of Arts in Middle East Studies. Samar authored two books in Arabic about her life in the U.S. as an American Arab Muslim Woman.