Two events in Lansing last Saturday brought to light disagreements over Sharia and treatment of Muslims in Michigan. But while groups involved expressed a desire for dialogue, little effort has been made to reach across the aisle.
Two events in Lansing this weekend — a march against Sharia law and a show of solidarity against Islamophobia — bring the debate over Islam’s place in America to the center of the local political scene.
The project was funded through the arts council’s Artist in the Community grant, which awards up to $4,000 to a local artist every other year. The artist received $3,000 to complete the labyrinth.
The doors opened at 10 a.m., ushering in thousands of fans throughout the day, many of whom had been lined up to enter hours before. And what a line it was—stretching from the northwest door of Jenison past the on-site Eat at State and Dairy Store food trucks and down to The Spartan statue.