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Wednesday: Webinar on Overcoming Islamophobia in the U.S.

Wednesday: Webinar on Overcoming Islamophobia in the U.S.

Be sure to check out this webinar on the ways in which recently passed laws rooted in Islamophobia have impacted American Muslim communities. While this webinar will specifically address the American Muslim community, many of the laws that it will reference impact more than one religious community.

Muslim Civil Society in the US: Overcoming Islamophobia through Charity, Advocacy and Education

Wednesday, April 11 at 12:30pm (EST)
This event will be a live webcast. Please RSVP Here

From raids on innocent Muslim charities, to pervasive surveillance on Americans based only on their religion or ethnicity, it is impossible to ignore the impact of Islamophobia in the U.S. The Charity & Security Network, in  partnership with the Institute for Social and Policy Understanding and KARAMAH, will host a panel of experts to discuss the challenges faced by American Muslims and how the Muslim civil society sector has employed charity, advocacy and education to encourage diversity, equality and understanding. This event is open to the public and press.

The experts will draw from their own experiences as well as the examples presented in the Charity & Security Network report, U.S. Muslim Charities and the War on Terror: A Decade in Review. The report summarizes action taken by the U.S. government to shut down American Muslim charities since 2006, and gives updates on the status of litigation and other efforts by charities. It also details the unwarranted government investigation and surveillance of Muslim communities and charities and how the American Muslim civil society sector has addressed government scrutiny and Islamophobia.

Speakers:

Moderator:

  • Shireen Zaman, Executive Director at ISPU

For more information on the Religious Action Center’s anti-Islamophobia initiatives, visit the Shoulder-to-Shoulder Campaign and the RAC’s interfaith resources page.

Published: 4/10/2012

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