Carbondale community members gather at Muslim Center to learn, show support

Carbondale Islamic Center Open House CAIR Missouri"We thought it was important both to broaden our own perspective — and the only way you broaden your perspective is when you become open to others’ perspective — and to get just a sense of the Muslim community in Carbondale," said Sandy Pensoneau-Conway, an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Communication Studies Department. "We wanted to gain a different perspective … especially given the political climate; we thought it was important to show our support as well and also because of the people we know of personally in the (community)."

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