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Aman Ali: A young American-Muslim voice

September 24, 2012 12:00AM

The Student Activities Council at Pittsburg State University is bringing a speaker to campus guaranteed to challenge any preconceptions Americans may have about their Muslim neighbors.

Aman Ali will speak at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Ali is a comedian and a storyteller who draws heavily from his upbringing as an American Muslim. He has been a frequent guest on news programs for major media outlets including CNN, HBO, ABC News, and NPR.

As a reporter, Ali has covered everything from Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts in New Orleans and Capitol Hill politics in Washington, D.C., to high-profile criminal murder trials in New York and hula festivals in Hawaii.

Ali is the co-creator of the social media phenomenon 30 Mosques in 30 Days, a 25,000-mile road trip he took to all 50 states in the U.S. with the mission of telling stories about Muslims in America.

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