It is commonly said that we fear what we don’t understand. Living up to our American ideals requires us to understand our neighbors, our colleagues, and our friends despite our diverse backgrounds. Yet in recent years, Muslims in America have rarely been portrayed as nuanced and complex human beings, and the reality is that most Americans say they don’t know a Muslim personally. In an effort to correct this, ISPU launched the Muslims for American Progress (MAP) project. MAP pairs human stories with hard facts and quantifies the contributions of Muslims to the state of Michigan in eight areas, including STEM and medicine.
Join us on November 15 as Principal Investigator Rebecca Karam presents our findings on how Michigan Muslims have contributed to science and medicine, featuring some of the the state’s most pioneering doctors, engineers, and scientists. Panelists Dr. Mahmood Hai and Dr. Ayesha Fatima will discuss their innovative and humanitarian medical careers, and how being Muslim inspires their work.
This presentation is part of the Michigan Science Center’s “1001 Inventions” Exhibition.