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Containing the Rising Tide of Islamophobia


Main Hall April 30, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Anti-Islamic rhetoric is spreading across America like wildfire as fear-mongering tactics and crass statements by politicians continue to create an ominous climate at home for Muslim-Americans. A panel of activists, experts, and entrepreneurs will join us to expand upon the reality of Islamophobia and its impact on Muslims in America, as well as propose viable strategies on how we can protect ourselves and our faith as we deal with potentially threatening circumstances in our communities, schools and workplaces.

Panelists:
Imam Zaid Shakir (10 minute talk) Muslim American scholar, Co-founder of Zaytuna College
Zahra Billoo, CAIR Executive Director
Fawzia Reza, Adjunct faculty of education at Southwestern College and the University of Roehampton author of “The Effects of the September 11 Terrorist Attack on Pakistani-American Parental Involvement in U.S. Schools
Jordan Richter, Professional Skateboarder – a convert

Moderator:
Munir Jiwa, Director and Associate Professor Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union


Imam Zaid Shakir

Imam Zaid Shakir

Co-founder, Zaytuna College

Zahra Billoo

Zahra Billoo

Executive Director, CAIR-SFBA

Jordan Richter

Jordan Richter

Professional Skateboarder

Fawzia Reza

Fawzia Reza

CAO, American City University

Munir Jiwa

Munir Jiwa

Director, Islamic Studies, GTU

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