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‘They kill us here’: Survivor of Uyghur concentration camps recounts torture

Pitt’s centers for Governance and Markets and Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, as well as the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh and Congregation Beth Shalom, all collaborated to host a virtual event Tuesday to raise awareness about the geneocide of Uyghur Muslims in China.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

September 2, 2020

Tursun shared her story during a virtual event hosted by Pitt’s centers for Governance and Markets and Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, as well as the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh and Congregation Beth Shalom. The organizations held the event to raise awareness about the ongoing genocide of Uyghur Muslims in China.

Hijab-wearing model advocates for modesty, Muslim women

Mariah Idrissi spoke to more than 60 people in the William Pitt Union Saturday about her experience as the first hijab-wearing Muslim model in the world. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

By Zoe Pawliczek | Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

Model Mariah Idrissi asked where she could buy a hijab in Pittsburgh while speaking at the William Pitt Union Saturday night. “Fashion is present very prominently in all of our lives, especially growing up in the [United States],” Amal Saeed, a junior molecular biology major and president of Muslim S...

Interfaith stand-up duo unites students through comedy

Comedian Scott Blakeman gave a performance touching on his religion, politics and college life as part of a joint performance with his friend and fellow performer Dean Obeidallah. Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer

By Janine Faust / Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

A Jew and a Muslim got up on stage in the William Pitt Union Ballroom — that’s not the punchline of a joke, those are the comedians. Comedians Scott Blakeman and Dean Obeidallah brought their act Stand Up for Peace to Pitt Wednesday night, at an event hosted by Pitt’s Hillel Jewish Universi...

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