Environmental Factor, July 2005, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Asian Pacific Heritage Celebration
Guest speaker, Samia Serageldin speaks on the roles of Islamic women especially in Asia. Thirty percent of Asia's population is Muslim, making it the second largest religion in the world.
Following the speech, Asian food samplings were offered in the cafeteria while members of the North Carolina Chinese Traditional Music Ensemble performed on traditional instruments.
NIEHS celebrated Asian Pacific Heritage June 1 at the Rall Building with a variety of activities, beginning with guest speaker Samia Serageldin, author of "The Cairo House."
Serageldin's presentation, "Beyond a Monolithic View of Islam: Cultural and Other Diversities across the Muslim World," described the roles of Islamic women, especially in Asia.
The entertainment concluded with Badma Rao's dance company members treating the audience to traditional Indian Bharatanatyam dance routines.
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