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Aimed at creating a national dialogue surrounding the crucial issues explored in the series, an extensive media and outreach campaign in more than 25 communities accompanied the series premiere. 

The campaign featured screening events with the filmmakers and their subjects in discussions with United States military personnel, leading policy experts, leaders of the Islamic community, scholars from across the country as well as members of the public.

January 24, 2007

New York City
92nd Street YOff-site link
Kaufmann Concert Hall, 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue, New York City

8:00pm Screening and discussion hosted by Robert McNeil
*Please contact the 92nd Street Y for ticket information.
Tickets $25.
Panelists:

Richard Perle, former Assistant Secretary of Defense and subject of film THE CASE FOR WAR: IN DEFENSE OF FREEDOM

Martin Smith, correspondent for GANGS OF IRAQ

Thomas Ricks, Washington Post reporter and author of the best-selling book, Fiasco

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February 15, 2007

Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma City National Memorial CenterOff-site link
620 North Harvey, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Oklahoma City National Memorial Center and OETA (Oklahoma Educational Television AuthorityOff-site link) present a screening of the film EUROPE’S 9/11.  A discussion follows about how communities that have been victimized by terrorism can find the strength to mend and persevere.

6:00- 7:00pm
7:00- 8:00pm
Screening
Panel discussion
Panelists:

Prudence Bushnell, former U.S. ambassador to Kenya during the Al Qaeda attack on the embassy in 1998.

Joe Hight, Managing Editor, Features, Research and Development, The Oklahoman

Donald R. Hamilton, Executive Director, Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism

Bill City, Oklahoma City Police Chief

Karen Luke, founding board member, Oklahoma City Memorial Center

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February 28, 2007

Chicago, Illinois
Merle Reskin Theater
60 E. Balbo Avenue, Chicago, IL

A thought-provoking evening of views on the war in Iraq. Screening segments include clips of Richard Perle’s film THE CASE FOR WAR: IN DEFENSE OF FREEDOM.

6:00- 7:00pm
7:00- 7:45pm
8:00- 8:45pm
Reception
Screening
Panel Discussion
Panelists:

Richard Perle, former Assistant Secretary of Defense and subject of film THE CASE FOR WAR: IN DEFENSE OF FREEDOM

Abdel Bari Atwan, Editor, Al Quds and featured in the film THE CASE FOR WAR: IN DEFENSE OF FREEDOM

Mahmood Mamdani, Herbert Lehman Professor of Government in the Departments of Anthropology and International Affairs, and Director of the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University

Sherman Jackson, Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies, TheUniversity of Michigan.

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March 1, 2007

Detroit, Michigan
Masonic Temple’s Scottish Rite Cathedral
500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48202

WTVSOff-site link and the Detroit Public Library present a special screening of FAITH WITHOUT FEAR, one of the films in this series featuring Irshad Manji, the acclaimed Muslim dissident, activist and author of The Trouble with Islam Today.

7:00- 9:00pm
Screening and Discussion

Panelist:

Irshad Manji, author of The Trouble with Islam Today and subject of the film FAITH WITHOUT FEAR.

Mumtaz Manji, Irshad’s mother

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March 5, 2007

Norfolk, Virginia
Nauticus, The National Maritime CenterOff-site link
1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510 (757) 664-1000

WHROOff-site link presents a screening of OPERATION HOMECOMING.  Following the screening, the writers/servicemen and film producer will discuss their work and experience making the film.

6:00- 7:00pm
7:00- 8:00pm
8:00- 8:45pm

Reception
Screening
Discussion

Panelist:

Richard Robbins, Director, OPERATION HOMECOMING

Colby Buzzell, veteran and author featured in the film

Lt. Col. Mike Strobl, retired Marine and author featured in the film

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March 5, 2007

New York, New York
New York University
The Puck Building, Skylight Ballroom, 295 Lafayette Street, New York NY

New York University presents a preview of FAITH WITHOUT FEAR followed by a Q&A session with Irshad Manji.  This event launches the “Intersections” series at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

5:00pm

Screening & Discussion

Moderator:

Panelist:

Lesley Stahl, CBS’ “60 Minutes”

Irshad Manji

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March 13, 2007

St. Louis, Missouri
The Missouri History MuseumOff-site link
5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112

KETCOff-site link and the Missouri History Museum present a screening of OPERATION HOMECOMING.  Following the screening, the writers/soldiers and film producer will discuss their work and experience making the film. 

6:30- 7:00pm
7:00- 9:00pm
Reception
Screening & Discussion

Moderator:

MC:

Panelists:

Patrick Murphy of KETC

Donn Johnson

Tom Yellin, Executive Producer, OPERATION HOMECOMING

Colby Buzzell, , veteran and author featured in the film

Jack Lewis, retired Army and author featured in the film

Matthew Morgan, Department of Defense

Michael McPhearson, Executive Director, Veterans for Peace

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March 13, 2007

New York, New York
The Council on Foreign Relations
58 East 68th Street, New York, NY  10021

The Council on Foreign Relations present a screening of JIHAD: THE MEN AND IDEAS BEHIND AL QAEDA.  Following the screening, authors and reporters featured in the film will discuss the current status of Al Qaeda and Islamist organizations.

5:30- 6:30pm
8:30pm
Reception
Screening & Discussion

Moderator:

Panelists:

 

Deborah Amos, NPR

Lawrence Wright, author of The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, interviewed in JIHAD
                       
John Miller, Assistant Director of Public Affairs, FBI.  Miller was an ABC News correspondent who interviewed Osama bin Laden and was interviewed in JIHAD

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March 14, 2007

Kansas City, Kansas
University of KansasOff-site link
Woodruff Auditorium (Student Union, level 5),
900 Sunnyside Avenue, Room 206, Lawrence, KS 66045

A screening of OPERATION HOMECOMING. Following the screening, the writers/soldiers and film producer will discuss their work and experience making the film.

7:00- 7:45pm
8:00- 8:45pm

Screening
Panel discussion

Panelists:

Tom Yellin, Executive Producer, OPERATION HOMECOMING

Jack Lewis, retired Army and author featured in the film

Colby Buzzell, veteran and author featured in the film

Theodore Wilson, Professor of History, University of Kansas

Roger Spiller, George C. Marshall, Professor, Emeritus, U.S. Army

Command & General Staff College

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March 20, 2007

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis Central LibraryOff-site link
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401

A discussion about the experience of being Muslim in America–and specifically Minnesota–- featuring films from the America at a Crossroads series. The event will be taped for future broadcast on Twin Cities Public TelevisionOff-site link (TPT).

6:30-8:30pm

Screening and Discussion

Moderator:

Panelists:

Cathy Wurzer, co-host of TPT’spublic affairs program Almanac

Dr. Shah Khan, Islamic Center of Minnesota

Fred de Sam Lazaro, correspondent for THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER and reporter for THE MUSLIM AMERICANS

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March 20, 2007

Houston, Texas
University of HoustonOff-site link
4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX 77004

Houston PBSOff-site link and the University of Houston present a screening and Discussion with Irshad Manji and her film FAITH WITHOUT FEAR.

6:00- 7:00pm
7:00- 8:00pm
8:15- 9:00pm

Reception
Screening
Discussion

Moderator:

Panelists:

Patti Gras, HoustonPBS

Irshad Manji, author of The Trouble with Islam Today and subject of FAITH WITHOUT FEAR

Dina Alsowayel, Associate Director of Women’s Studies, University of Houston

Atif Khan, Muslim Students Association

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March 22, 2007

Seattle, Washington
Seattle Central Library Off-site link
Microsoft Auditorium
1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104

KCTSOff-site link and the Seattle Public Library present a screening of FAITH WITHOUT FEAR and OPERATION HOMECOMING followed by a discussion with film principles. 

6:00- 8:00pm

Screening and Discussion

Moderator:

Panelists:

Steve Scher, KUOW Reporter

Ed Hrivnak, retired Air Force and author featured in the film OPERATION HOMECOMING

Jack Lewis, retired Army and author featured in the film OPERATION HOMECOMING

Irshad Manji, author of The Trouble with Islam Today and subject of FAITH WITHOUT FEAR

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March 28, 2007

Los Angeles, California
The Los Angeles Public LibraryOff-site link (Central Library) 
630 W. 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

KCETOff-site link and the Los Angeles Public Library Aloud Lecture Series present a screening of FAITH WITHOUT FEAR.  A discussion, following the film, will focus on the theological and political schisms within the Muslim world, efforts to make progressive changes, especially women, in Muslim societies; the state of Muslims in America and Europe; how Muslims in the Middle East perceive the West.

7:00- 7:45pm
8:00- 8:45pm

Screening
Panel Discussion

Moderator:

Panelists:

Val Zavala, KCET’s Life & Times

Irshad Manji, author of The Trouble with Islam Today and subject of the film FAITH WITHOUT FEAR.

Salam Al-Marayati, Executive Director, Muslim Public Affairs Council

Ani Zonneveld, Executive Director, Progressive Muslim Union

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March 30, 2007

Portland, Oregon
Powell’s BooksOff-site link
Basil Hallward Art Gallery
1005 West Burnside, Portland, OR 97209

Oregon Public BroadcastingOff-site link and Powell’s Books present a screening of FAITH WITHOUT FEAR and OPERATION HOMECOMING followed by a discussion with principles from the films.

6:30- 7:30pm
7:30- 8:30pm

Reception
Screening and Discussion

Moderator:

Panelists:

John Bell, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Irshad Manji, author of The Trouble with Islam Today, featured in the film FAITH WITHOUT FEAR

Jack Lewis, retired Army and author featured in the film OPERATION HOMECOMING

Ed Hrivnak, retired Air Force and author featured in the film OPERATION HOMECOMING

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April 4, 2007

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
National Constitution CenterOff-site link
525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

WHYYOff-site link and the National Constitution Center present OPERATION HOMECOMING: WRITING THE WARTIME EXPERIENCE, followed by a discussion with the featured authors, the film producer, and the book editor about their work and experience with this project.

7:00- 8:00pm
8:00- 9:00pm

Screening
Panel discussion

Panelists:

Richard Robbins, Director, OPERATION HOMECOMING

Ed Hrivnak, retired Air Force and author featured in the film OPERATION HOMECOMING

Lt. Col. Mike Strobl, retired Marine and author featured in the film

Andrew Carroll, editor of the book Operation Homecoming

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April 10, 2007

Boston, Massachusetts
Emerson CollegeOff-site link
AMC Theatre, Boston Common
175 Tremont Street. Boston, MA

WGBHOff-site link and Emerson College present a screening of THE CASE FOR WAR: IN DEFENSE OF FREEDOM followed by a panel discussion on the debate over the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

6:00pm Screening and Discussion

Moderator:

Panelists:

Carole Simpson, former ABC World News Tonight anchor

Richard Perle, former Assistant Secretary of Defense and subject of film THE CASE FOR WAR: IN DEFENSE OF FREEDOM

Abdel Bari Atwan, Editor, Al Quds and featured in the filmTHE CASE FOR WAR: IN DEFENSE OF FREEDOM

Michael Isikoff, Newsweek, featured in the film THE BROTHERHOOD

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April 11, 2007

Boston, Massachusetts
Simmons CollegeOff-site link
Main College Building, 1st Floor, Room C103

WGBHOff-site linkand Simmons College present a screening of FAITH WITHOUT FEAR and STRUGGLE FOR THE SOUL OF ISLAM: INSIDE INDONESIA followed by a panel discussion.

6:30pm Screening and Discussion

Moderator:

Panelists:

Walter C. Carrington, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Warburg Professor in International Relations, Simmons College

Irshad Manji, author of The Trouble with Islam Today, featured in the film FAITH WITHOUT FEAR

Calvin Sims, journalist, The New York Times

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April 12, 2007

Washington, D.C.
The George Washington UniversityOff-site link
Cafritz Conference Center Grand Ballroom
800 21st Street, N.W., Suite 204 • Washington, D.C.

WETA presents a discussion of the many challenges America faces in the post-9/11 world, featuring screened excerpts from the series’ films.

7:00- 8:30pm Screening and Discussion

Moderator:

Panelists:

Series host Robert MacNeil

Richard Perle, former Assistant Secretary of Defense, and featured in the film THE CASE FOR WAR: IN DEFENSE OF FREEDOM

Michael Isikoff, Newsweek, featured in the film THE BROTHERHOOD

Calvin Sims, The New York Times, producer for the film STRUGGLE FOR THE SOUL OF ISLAM: INSIDE INDONESIA

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April 12, 2007

Ft.Benning/Columbus, Georgia
RiverCenter for the Performing ArtsOff-site link
935 First Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901

Georgia Public BroadcastingOff-site linkpresents a screening of WARRIORS, followed by a panel discussion with film participants and producer Ann Zinsmeister.

7:00- 8:00pm
8:00- 8:45pm
Screening
Panel discussion

Panelists:

Ann Zinsmeiseter, Producer, WARRIORS

Emily Nay, servicewoman featured in WARRIORS

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April 12, 2007

Martin, Tennessee
University of Tennessee at Martin Off-site link
Watkins Auditorium (University Center)
Martin, Tennessee 38238

WLJTOff-site link and the University of Tennessee at Martin present a panel discussion about the current views of a southern population being affected profoundly by world events. Clips from the America at a Crossroads series will be used as discussion points.

7:00- 9:00pm
Screenings and Panel Discussion

Panelists:

Dr. Mahmoud Haddad, a University of Tennessee professor raised in Jerusalem

Husein Atari, an American citizen raised in Kuwait

Rusty Taylor, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Others TBA

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