College Offers a Reading Enrichment Series

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Trocaire College will be offering a series of panel discussions based on the book Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.  Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, is a graphic novel based on the author’s life in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.

The Reading Enrichment Series is free and open to the community.  The four panel discussions include:  History & Culture of Persia through Present-Day Iran on October 21; Religious & Philosophical Aspects of Persepolis on October 28; Themes of Feminism/Civil Rights/Human Rights in Persepolis on November 4; and How Media and Westernization are Shaped Through Persepolis on November 11.

Each topic discussion will be held from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in Room 304 at the college’s main campus located at 360 Choate Avenue in Buffalo (behind Mercy Hospital).   Space is limited - reserve your spot by contacting Keri Thomas-Whiteside at (716) 827-2434 or  Having read the book Persepolis is helpful, but not mandatory to attend.

This event is sponsored by the Libraries@Trocaire.  It is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and American Libraries Association received by the library in February.  The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a collection of books, films and other resources to familiarize the American public with Islam and the cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations around the world. 

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Major support for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.