Here at Americans for Informed Democracy, we are always looking for ways to inspire young people to learn about our world and how to make it better. And we also want to make those opportunities as fun and interesting as possible. That is why we are incredibly excited to be holding a special screening of Prince Among Slaves: The True Story of an African Muslim Prince Enslaved in the American South. This is the amazing story of Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori, an African prince enslaved in the Americas.

When: Thursday, August 5th 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Busboys and Poets, 1390 V St. NW, Washington, D.C. (Nearest Metro: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial – Green and Yellow Lines)
How: Get your free ticket here: Space is very limited!

All students attending the event will be entered into a raffle for 1) a travel scholarship to Americans for Informed Democracy’s annual student conference in spring 2011, and 2) grants to organize similar cultural awareness programs on their campus and 3) free copies of the DVD! And if you bring a friend, you’ll get a bonus raffle ticket!

This event is the kickoff to the Hope Not Hate 20,000 Dialogues Film Series, a collaboration between Americans for Informed Democracy’s Hope Not Hate initiative and Unity Productions Foundation’s 20,000 Dialogues project. The goal of the film series is to help improve the public’s understanding of Islamic culture and how we can tackle the challenges of building positive US-Muslim world relations.

You can find out more about the entire Film Series, including info. about the other films we are screening for the series here:


6:00 – Dr. Sulayman Nyang presentation on the legacy of Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori and the African Muslim experience in America.

6:20 – Film Prince Among Slaves

7:30 – Interfaith dialogues

8:00 – Take away session

Also, if you are interested in guiding a small group dialogue at this event please contact Matt Fuller, or (202) 298-8088.

Keynote Address: Dr. Sulayman Nyang, Chair of African Studies at Howard University. A former deputy ambassador and head of chancery of the Gambia Embassy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Nyang has served as consultant to several national and international agencies and on the boards of the African Studies Association, the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, and the Association of Muslim Social Scientists.

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