Cultural Event: Growing Up Muslim in America

Entertainment Unlimited is presenting a 5-Star Event on Monday, February 13th at 7:00pm in the University Center Ballroom entitled “Growing Up Muslim in America: Syed Umar Warsi.” Syed Umar Warsi was born in the hustlin’ bustlin’ city of Queens, NY, and then ended up moving to a very suburban city in the middle of Illinois. He shares his experiences growing up Muslim in the two very different environments, and adding in the universal factors of growing up. His spoken word poems and story telling talent will take you on a roller coaster of emotions, excitement, and empathy.

Before and after the speaker there will be an activity call the Arabic Calligraphy Program: “Get Your Name Written.” This will take place from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and 9:00pm to 10:00pm. This event is free and open to the student public.

For more information, please visit Syed Umar Warsi’s website or email Ryan Fouts at

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