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New PBS Wisconsin special explores lives of Muslim Wisconsinites

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Wisconsin Life: The Wisconsin Muslim Project, an all-new PBS Wisconsin special, will premiere on Thursday, April 20, on PBS Wisconsin. Viewers are invited to join host Angela Fitzgerald as she shares the stories of Muslims across the state.

In the program, Fitzgerald visits the Fox Valley Islamic Society in Neenah, according to a press release from PBS Wisconsin. She then shares stories of a mosque director helping curb hunger in Milwaukee, Barron’s first Somali-born city council member, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor getting young people engaged in civics and the founders of a Muslim art collective in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin Life: The Wisconsin Muslim Project is part of the larger Wisconsin Muslim Projecta collaboration between PBS Wisconsin and two other Wisconsin-based partners, the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition and We Are Many – United Against Hate. The project aims to stimulate connections between Wisconsin’s Muslim and non-Muslim populations, and encourage us to obtain greater knowledge about, empathy for, and appreciation of one another.

A Wisconsin Muslim Project launch and celebration event will be held Saturday, April 29, 2 p.m. at American Family Insurance Auditorium & Foyer, 6000 American Family Drive in Madison.