April 17, 2001
Scholars Explore Uncharted
Latin American History
Was there an Islamic presence in Central
America before the arrival of Europeans? At 6:15 p.m., Friday,
April 20 at California State University, Sacramento two passionate
Latino speakers will talk about the similarites between Islam
and Aztec traditions.
The speakers, Abdul Hadi Bazurto and Daniel Denton, will debate
the impact Islamic culture had on Latin Americans before the
arrival of Christopher Columbus.
Bazurto has studied Islam internationally, traveled throughout
Latin America, and is the president of Latin American Muslim
Denton, president of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan,
has studied the history of the Latin American people during
the colonial period and found what he believes to be many
correlations between the Aztec and Islamic cultures.
This is a free event sponsored by the CSUS Multi-Cultural
Center. For more information call (916) 927-9314. Media assistance
is available by contacting the CUS office of public affairs
at (916) 278-6156.
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