Welcome to the One Campus, One Book Read 2014 Programming Site!

This year’s feature book is Zeitoun by Dave Eggers.

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In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, longtime New Orleans’ residents Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun are cast into an unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water.  In the days after the storm, Abdulrahman traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and helping neighbors.  A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared–arrested and accused of being an agent of Al-Qaeda.

Schedule of Events

Monday, February 3

11:00am – 1:00pm          Kickoff! (Student Life Kiosk)
Books will be available at the Kiosk for students, faculty, and staff who are committed to reading Zeitoun and attending events.

Tuesday, February 4

12:00pm – 12:10pm          10 Minute Topic Talk:  Islamic Art Spots:  Calligraphy (Library, Rm. E1022)
Take a break from your work or studies to view a short film clip about the Muslim culture and faith.

Wednesday, February 5

11:00am – 1:00pm             Cultural Stew:  Faith & Food (Atrium)
Hear about the faith and sample some of the food of the Muslim culture.

Friday, February 7

11:00am – 12:00pm           Friday Film:  Prince Among Slaves (Library, Rm. E1022)Zeitoun_flyer
Prince Among Slaves tells the extraordinary true story of Abdul Rahman who endured the humiliation of slavery without ever losing his dignity or hope for freedom.

Tuesday, February 11

12:00pm – 12:10pm           10 Minute Topic Talk:  Islamic Art Spots:  Mosques (Library, Rm. E1022)
Take a break from your work or studies to view a short film clip about the Muslim culture and faith.

Wednesday, February 12

1:00pm – 2:00pm             Guest Speaker Drew Digby (Atrium)
Presentation by Drew Digby, Regional Long Term Recovery Coordinator for Carlton County, who assisted those affected by the June 2012 Northland floods.

Thursday, February 13

12:00pm – 12:10pm          10 Minute Topic Talk:  Islamic Art Spots:  Travel (Library, Rm. E1022)
Take a break from your work or studies to view a short film clip about the Muslim culture and faith.

Friday, February 14

11:00am – 12:20pm          Friday Film:  Koran by Heart (Library, Rm. E1022)
We follow three 10-year-old children who leave their native countries to participate in the International Holy Koran Competition, the world’s oldest and most prestigious Koran reciting contest held annually in Cairo. Follow their journey as they face intense competition at such a young age.

Tuesday, February 18

12:00pm – 12:10pm          10 Minute Topic Talk:  Islamic Art Spots:  Textiles (Library, Rm. E1022)
Take a break from your work or studies to view a short film clip about the Muslim culture and faith.

Wednesday, February 19

12:00pm – 12:10pm          10 Minute Topic Talk:  Islamic Art Spots:  Gardens (Library, Rm. E1022)
Take a break from your work or studies to view a short film clip about the Muslim culture and faith.

Thursday, February 20

2:00pm – 3:00pm             Booktalk Discussion (Library, Rm. 1032)

Friday, February 21

11:00am – 12:30pm           Friday Film:  Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World (Library, Rm. E1022)
A stunning documentary in its breadth and beauty, this film transports viewers over 9 countries and across 1,400 years of cultural history to reveal the astonishing riches of Muslim arts, crafts, and architecture.  Exploring distant locations and many rare pieces of art, the film illuminates the history of a global culture, reflecting the Islamic world as it developed over centuries as as it is today.

Tuesday, February 25

9:00am – 10:00am          Student Success Day: Muslim Students’ Q&A Roundtable (Library, Minnesota Room)
Would you like to learn more about the Muslim faith and culture?  Share your questions with LSC’s Muslim students who will be on hand to answer your questions.

Wednesday, February 26

12:00pm – 1:00pm           Booktalk Discussion (Center for Teaching and Learning, Rm. E2122 )

Resources

The following items are located in Erickson Library:

Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journey lists library materials received via a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures initiative and the American Library Association
Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City by Jed Horne
The Day the Big Easy Drowned [Streaming video available to LSC faculty, staff, and students only] from National Geographic
Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival by Anderson Cooper
The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Douglas Brinkley
Inside Hurricane Katrina [DVD] from National Geographic
Nature and the Environment in Twentieth-Century American Life by Brian Black
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts [DVD] from director Spike Lee

Additional Resources

The Amazing True Story of Zeitoun” from the Guardian, March 11, 2010
NOLA Now: A Trip with Zeitoun
 [YouTube, 4:57]
Telling Their Stories: The Lingering Legacy of the Katrina Photographs by a joint project with the National Press Photographers Association and The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
War on Terror, Katrina Intersect in Zeitoun” from NPR, July 25, 2009 [10:00]

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors at Lake Superior College:  Erickson Library, Center for Teaching and Learning, the Intercultural Center, and Student Life!