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Farmington Interfaith Activist to Speak at Local Muslim Group's Youth Event

Farmington High School graduate Aamir Hussain is the featured speaker at the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center event.

A Farmington High School graduate and Georgetown University student who blogs on The Huffington Post will speak at a youth event Saturday night at Avon's new interfaith center.

Aamir Hussain graduated from Farmington High School in 2010 and will graduate from Georgtown this year. Next year, he plans to go to medical school in Chicago.

"When he was a student at FHS Aamir successfully lobbied the administration for the first Multicultural celebration," Noora Brown, of the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center hosting the event, wrote to Patch in an email.

Hussain will address the public about the programs he's started during his involvement with Georgetown's Interfaith Youth Core.

As president of Georgtown's Interfaith Council, he "works on the White House Interfaith Service Challenge, and facilitates cooperation between Georgetown's Campus Ministry, the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, and student organizations," according to his Huffington Post profile.

 Hussain is majoring in government, minoring in theology and concentrating in pre-medical studies, according to his bio. He identifies as a Muslim with "Indian background" and speaks three other languages, Spanish, Portuguese and Hindi-Urdu, his bio states.

Hussain also works as an EMT-B for Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service and was a "Millennial Values Fellow" in 2012 as part of Berkley Center's "project on young Americans, faith, and values," according to his bio.

In the fall of 2013, the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center moved into the former Christ Episcopal Church that closed on Harris Road in Avon. The group opened the center with a hope of not only providing worship services for American Muslims in the region, but also to form bonds between people of different religions.

The event will be held at the center and go from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4 on 35 Harris Road. Pizza and refreshments will be served.

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