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Esse Quam Videri: Self-portraits of Muslims in North Carolina

In response to the stereotypes of Muslims and in recognition that it is human nature to fear what we do not know, community based artist Todd Drake is working with Muslims in North Carolina to create self-portraits that share real, rather than seeming, reflections of self with a wider audience. 

The goal of this art project is to draw a richer portrait of Muslims living North Carolina, build bridges between Muslims and non-Muslims, and promote civic and cultural integration of Muslims into the wider society.