The Listening Project: Najjar Abdul-Mussawir

Feb 18, 2015

Today we conclude our Listening Project special series on race and equality.

Najjar Abdul-Mussawir took part in WSIU Radio's The Listening Project at the Carbondale Community Arts University commemoration of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Credit WSIU Radio

The past month we've heard individuals talk about their personal experiences.  Back in November, Carbondale Community Arts held a 50th anniversary commemoration of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  As part of the program they hosted a Race Card Project installment. The Race Card Project is a national initiative that asks people to talk about their experience with race in six words.

Some of the participants sat down at The Listening Project booth to talk about their six words.  Today  Najjar Abdul-Mussawir of Carbondale shares his story with us.

Najjar Abdul-Mussawir is an Associate Professor in SIU Carbondale's School of Art and Design.  His story was recorded on November 8th, 2014 during the Carbondale Community Arts University commemoration of the civil rights act of 1964.

WSIU's  The Listening Project is a community engagement initiative that chronicles the stories, experiences, and history of the people who call this region home.