Worldview is on the road. Today, our show comes to you from Dearborn, Michigan, where we are learning about the local Muslim community as we broadcast live from the Islamic Center of America. “Halal Metropolis” is a series of traveling exhibitions that explores the Muslim experience in Detroit and southeastern Michigan, looking at streetscapes, spoken word traditions, marketing displays and more. Joining the show to discuss “Halal Metropolis” and what we can learn from it are two of the people behind the project: Sally Howell, director of the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Arab American Studies, and Razi Jafri, a photographer and activist. They collaborated with Osman Khan, director of the MFA program at the University of Michigan’s Stamps School of Art and Design, to bring “Halal Metropolis” to life.
The Worldview bus tour is visiting communities throughout the Great Lakes region for a week as we celebrate the show’s twenty-fifth year on air. From water insecurity in Flint to indigenous rights in Kalamazoo, we are sharing stories that allow you to experience the world through the communities in your own backyard.