Lunch and Learn - Keep It Halal: A history of Muslims enjoying and appreciating food

Waterloo Public Library

Waterloo, ON

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Culinary & food

History & heritage



Celebrate Islamic Heritage Month with this event presented in partnership with the Coalition of Muslim Women. Food plays an important role in our lives, but how well do we know the stories of the foods we enjoy and the people who created them? In this session, learn about food culture of Muslims throughout history, from the origins of coffee and shawarma to Muslim perspectives on food justice and healthy eating. Join us for this lunch and learn presentation by historian, Hassam Munir! Hassam Munir is pursuing an MA in History at the University of Toronto. His public history work (blogging/writing, giving presentations, curating exhibits, etc.), centered on the iHistory multimedia project, focuses primarily on the history of Muslims in Canada. He has previously worked with the Ontario Historical Society and was recognized by Heritage Toronto as an Emerging Historian in 2017. He has a professional background in journalism and public relations as well, and is currently PR Manager at Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. Registrants will receive an e-mail 24 hours before the start of the program with an invitation to join.

Tue 04 Oct
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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This event is free.

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Waterloo, ON

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This event is wheelchair accessible, has gender-neutral washrooms, and offers closed captioning or subtitles.