Eboo Patel’s Virtual Visit

Eboo Patel

On October 29-30, 2020, Eboo Patel will virtually visit St. Olaf. Patel is the founder of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) and the author of Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation, which was the 2020 Common Read for new students and the 2020 All-Community Read for the entire St. Olaf community.

Patel’s visit will focus on interfaith excellence at St. Olaf and the intersections of racial justice and interfaith cooperation. Patel will meet with different sections of the campus community as well as participate in events for the entire St. Olaf community and beyond.

Join us for Patel’s events on Thursday, October 29:

Events for the entire St. Olaf community:

Keynote Address: Racial Justice, Interfaith Cooperation, and the Common Good on Campus and Beyond 
7 p.m. CDT

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*Registration for the keynote is encouraged, but not required.

Daily Chapel
11 a.m. CDT

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Events for Students:

Intersections of Faith and Race at St. Olaf and Beyond (also for faculty/staff)
3-3:45 p.m. CDT

Join in a campus-wide conversation about intersections of faith and race. Patel will briefly introduce the intersections and then participants will have a chance to talk with other members of the campus community (students, faculty, staff, administrators) about where they see faith and race intersecting at St. Olaf and in their larger communities.

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A Conversation with the Author of Acts of Faith
5-5:45pm CDT

Students who read Acts of Faith through the Common or All-Community Read are invited to join in a conversation with Patel. Bring your questions you want to ask Patel!

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Events for Faculty/Staff:

Interfaith Excellence in the St. Olaf Curriculum and Co-curriculum
11:30am-12:45pm CDT

A workshop for faculty and staff, facilitated by Patel, on how to integrate interfaith cooperation into the St. Olaf curriculum and co-curriculum.

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Intersections of Faith and Race at St. Olaf and Beyond (also for students)
3-3:45 p.m. CDT

Join in a campus-wide conversation about intersections of faith and race. Patel will briefly introduce the intersections and then participants will have a chance to talk with other members of the campus community (students, faculty, staff, administrators) about where they see faith and race intersecting at St. Olaf and in their larger communities.

Register now!

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Patel’s visit to St. Olaf is sponsored by: To Include is To Excel with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.