Saturday October 21st at 1:00pm
Robert Azzi will come to the Peterborough Town Library to answer any and all questions about Islam and the Muslim faith. As he states, “Nothing is off the table…”
Robert Azzi is an Arab-American and a convert to the Muslim faith. He grew up and attended school in Manchester, NH before he left for a career as a photo journalist which had him traveling extensively throughout the Middle East.
This program is a response to the recent effort to ban Muslims from traveling to the US. Azzi explains he felt it was important to share “what it’s like to be Muslim in America, how [he] came to convert to Islam, about the religion of Islam and its history – especially in America – and about the Middle East, terrorism and associated political and social issues.” And that it most effective when done in a safe place such as place of worship or a library.
Azzi has been a Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University, a member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard Divinity School, an advisor to Tufts University’s Fletcher School committee on Islam and South-West Asia and recently became a board member of ACLU-NH. As a photojournalist his work appeared frequently in such publications as Life, Time, Newsweek and National Geographic, Fortune and other domestic and international publications.
Recent commentary on NHPR:
Portsmouth Public Library: ‘Ask a Muslim Anything’ draws a large crowd: