Renowned scholar and human rights activist Imam Omar Suleiman will speak in Tulsa on Nov. 21 at the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation’s 10th annual Dinner of Reconciliation.
Suleiman is the founder and president of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and a professor of Islamic Studies at Southern Methodist University. In recent years, the New Orleans native has been recognized by CNN as one of the 25 most influential Muslims in America. He also was named to the Frederick Douglass 200, a project to honor the impact of 200 living individuals who best embody the work and spirit of abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
“Imam Suleiman’s commitment to and advocacy for restorative justice and social harmony embodies the mission of the JHFCR to promote reconciliation and trust among individuals of diverse communities through scholarly work that combines theory and practice to generate constructive community engagement,” says Reuben Gant, JHFCR executive director.
Nov. 21 — 10th annual Dinner of Reconciliation
6:30 p.m., reception; 7 p.m., dinner and program. Former Mayor Kathy Taylor and Bill Lobeck are honorary chairs. Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 N. Greenwood Ave. $25, adults; $15, ages 5-17. Benefits John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation. jhfcenter.org