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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 Unity.

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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