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Great Hall, Student Union

UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC United States

September 2021

Cultural Event: Mehndi Ki Raat

September 10, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Great Hall, Student Union, UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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  The UNC-Chapel Hill Pakistan Society is hosting an event in an effort to celebrate Pakistani culture in the form of singing, dancing, music, food and clothing.   Tickets are $15 and available online. More information.   Sponsored by the UNC-Chapel Hill Pakistan Society.   Carolina Union Great Hall UNC-Chapel Hill

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October 2021

Cultural Event: “Navigating Faith and Fortune: Working in this World for the Next” with Hamila Aden

October 8, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Hall, Student Union, UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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  Halima Aden is a Somali-American entrepreneur who used to be a fashion model for IMG.  She made the decision to leave the fashion industry due to her faith and has served as hijabi representation for the fashion industry.  She is now working on her own hijab line and serves as the first Global Ambassador for Modanisa.  She will be speaking about how her faith has shaped her career today and how it plays a role in her life.  …

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March 2022

Cultural Event: UNC MSA MET (Muslim Excelling Today) with Keynote Speakers Lena Sarsour and Akram Abdallah 

March 25, 2022 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Great Hall, Student Union, UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Muslim Students Association presents MSA MET! MSA MET (Muslims Excelling Today) is an evening of celebrating Muslim excellence. At this event, we will highlight ways our community excelled in the previous year, feature current student successes, profile current alumni work, and introduce the board leading the UNC Muslim community during the next year.   This year's keynote speakers are Lena Sarsour and Akram Abdallah, the co-founders of @nominal. Nominal is a brand that aims to help people express their culture…

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October 2022

Discussion: MSA Live with Hamza Abdullah

October 8, 2022 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Hall, Student Union, UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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  MSA Live is an evening of discussion with Hamza Abdullah. Formerly an NFL player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mr. Abdullah has had a unique relationship with his faith as he navigated the world of professional athleticism. Today he continues to advocate for the mental health and safety of players in the NFL. Doors open at 5:30pm and program starts at 6:30pm. This event is open to the public - Buy tickets $15   Sponsored by the UNC Muslim Students Association  …

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