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Doors open at 6p (Feel free to come early to view the portraits!)

On Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m., Bank Suey will host an open panel discussion with several of the people profiled in the MAP project, an event that will include questions from and to the audience.

When nearly half of all Americans do not know a Muslim and 80 percent of news coverage about Islam and Muslims in the United States is negative, there is a lot of misinformation. Not only is the coverage of Muslims negative, it is limiting, framing Muslims purely through a security lens and primarily talking about Muslims instead of to them. In an effort to educate the public on the American Muslim community, the Muslims for American Progress (MAP) project quantified the contributions of Muslims in the state of Michigan, pairing hard facts with human faces.

To learn more about MAP, visit