MSA Eid al-Adha Cultural Celebration

Lecture Series

Friday, September 30, 2016


Commemorating the end of the Hajj (pilgrimage) and grounded in the roots of Abrahamic sacrifice, Eid al-Adha is a true celebration. The idea that societal change requires great sacrifice and personal commitment is one that is not limited to Islamic teachings, and this evening of humor, culture, and activism is accessible to all.

For its 25th Annual Eid Banquet, The MSA will donate portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to Wildlife Conservation Network, Alliance for the Great Lakes, and the Coral Reef Alliance.

Al Bawadi Grill, a premier Palestinian restaurant, will cater the Eid banquet. Both Yasmin Mogahed, an acclaimed author and speaker, and the spoken word artist Jacinda Bullie will present.


Tickets are $8. Please purchase tickets prior to the event here.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Sponsored by the Global Voices Performing Arts Series and the Muslim Students Association.

Yasmin Mogahed has worked as a writing instructor at Cardinal Stritch University and a staff columnist for the Islam section of InFocus News. Currently, Yasmin Mogahed is the first female instructor for Al-Maghrib Institute, a writer for the Huffington Post, an international speaker, and author, where she focuses most of her work on spiritual and personal development. Her new book, Reclaim Your Heart, is now available worldwide.

Jacinda Bullie is the co-founder and artistic director of Kuumba Lynx Performance Ensemble, an urban arts youth development organization committed to cultivating strong communities built on a foundation of love. Under her leadership, Kuumba Lynx, alongside many of Chicago’s artists, activists, educators, and youth communities, has honed an arts-making practice that presents, preserves, and promotes Hip Hop as a tool to reimagine and demonstrate a more just world.