First Image From AME On Display At UPenn Design Staff/Faculty Show

I will be submitting one of the images from my new project, AME [The American Muslim Experience] at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design Staff art show. The image is one of Shaykh Hajj Musa, a long standing resident of the Philadelphia Muslim community. The print is a large-format ink jet print [54 inches by 36 inches] – you can see the image as well as the print one coming off the plotter below. I will inform you of any additional shows. Prints will be on display at the School of Design starting Monday, July 23rd [34 & Walnut, Philadelphia]. The show is a short one so if you happen to stop by in the next week or so it along with the other staff/faculty images should be up. Below is a preview of the image as well as the print coming off the large-format plotter. Enjoy.


The PennDesign Staff Art Show official details:
July 23rd through August 1st, the Reception is Friday, July 27, at 5pm. Hope to see you there. If you need directions just leave a comment here and I’ll get back to you.


Many thanks for those who took time to come. It was a pleasure to get a chance to show the first image of the series. Following photographs © 2007 Jerry Brown.

Hispanic Muslim Day

In the DC area this weekend? The Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center is inviting you to attend their first Hispanic Muslim Day, “The Pathway to Islam”, Saturday, May 12, 2007, starting at 11:00AM to 5:00PM. Presenting: The Beauty of Family in Islam, By Muhammad Isa Garcia from Argentina, a graduate of Umm Al Qura University in Makkah, College of Da’wah, Hadith and Tafsir followed by Understanding New Muslims: My experience as an Hispanic Muslim. A panel of Hispanic brothers and sisters discussing their experience in Islam. All lectures will be in English and Spanish. Hosted by Imam Abdul Malik Johari and Sheikh Shaker Al Sayyed, imam of Dar Al Hijrah. The program includes a tour of the mosque and lunch. Be sure to bring your family and friends. For more information please contact imam Abdul Malik Johari at 202-345-5233 or at [Google maps].

Penn Charter, Round Two

I’d like to extend my thanks to Tom and his class for having me back again to talk about Islam at Penn Charter. As with my last visit I am impressed with the caliber of questions the students have to ask. Some were most definitely hard questions to answer. I greatly enjoy these types of engagements where I am able to chat informally with a younger audience and get their perspectives on things. They ask questions in ways that an older and perhaps ill-informed audience might ask. They’re also mildly receptive to by baseless humor, which most certainly helps break the ice! I hope that I will have another opportunity to come back and talk again. Thanks.

Guest Lecturing At William Penn Charter School

I had the extreme pleasure of talking at William Penn Charter School today to Thomas Rickards’ high school class on comparitive religion. I was invited to speak on my narrative as an American Muslim and how and why I became Muslim as well as other issues facing the American Muslim community(ies). The students were all quite cordial and asked pertinent questions. I must say that I was truly impressed with the school. The students carried themselves with a quiet dignity, never shouting or creating a raucous. The school itself had an open, serene quality to it. Somewhere I could see myself sending my own children (if I had any). My parents also joined me and had an opportunity to listen in on the conversation. It was a great experience, one that I hope to have the pleasure to repeat again. Below are a few shots of the school and a few afterwards, with my parents. Enjoy.

Mom & Dad, Manayunk

Ridge Ave, Manayunk

Mom, Manayunk

William Penn Charter School, Near Germantown

William Penn Charter School, Near Germantown

Annual Islam In America Lecture Series

Yep. It’s that time again folks. Mark off your calendars and get ready for Dr. Sherman Abdul-Hakim Jackson with Dr. Omar Abd-Allah, Dr. Khalid Blankinship, Dr. Jamilah Carter and Professor Amir Al-Islam. The Importance of Culture in Creating a Paradigm Shift, Saturday, August 26th 2006, at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Law. Lecture starts at 12:00pm. Tickets are $30. Seating limited. You know the drill. Contact the International Muslim Brotherhood or call (215) 473-8589 for more details. Hope to see you there!! Last year’s was fantastic.

Yours truly will be there taking snaps for IMB. See you there.