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Religious Freedom and Unity: America’s First Muslim Museum Launches National Tour, Hosts Webinar

the International Museum of Muslim Cultures is continuing their work with the launch of its 2021-2027 National Tour for its two signature exhibitions, which are “The Legacy of Timbuktu: Wonders of the Written Word” and “Muslims with Christians and Jews: An Exhibition of Covenants and Coexistence.” It will also host a Zoom webinar, “Exploring African Islamic Contributions to Civilization,” on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 6 pm.

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Gleaning, Saving Expired Food from Homes and Farms Can Feed Mississippi’s Hungry

When Mariam Ebeid arrived at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for her studies, she wondered what happened to food waste, considering how many patients, faculty and staff the institution feeds daily. “I figured there would probably be some excess food,” the Mississippi native says. She was right, and that led her to start a Food Recovery Network here in Mississippi to gather the leftover food and redistribute to those who need it.

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Busting Barriers and Breaking Down Walls at the Mississippi Museum of Art

“Leonardo Drew: City in the Grass,” on view through Feb. 21, is a sculpture that beckons to be touched, sat on, walked around (even upon) and inspected up close and personal. Like a magic carpet ride, it can whisk the imagination off on a journey where viewers can roam, loom over, lounge around and hang out in the cityscape, interacting directly with it.

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