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Join the largest regional conference on challenging Islamophobia in the nation. The conference will bring leading national experts of Islamophobia, as well as community leaders in Minnesota addressing how to challenge Islamophobia.
Topics to be addressed include the Islamophobia industry, the intersection of Islamophobia, antisemitism and white nationalism/supremacy, impact of Islamophobia and hate, Greater Minnesota challenges and more. Breakout sessions will address the challenges of Islamophobia-based bullying; responding to hate in Minnesota; and the Interfaith Response network. This conference will inform and equip you to challenge Islamophobia in your own lives and work settings.
Speakers include (but not limited to):
• Khaled Beydoun: a leading scholar on Islamophobia; senior affiliated faculty at the University of California-Berkeley Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project
• Heidi Beirich: leads the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) Intelligence Project; expert on various forms of extremism, including the white supremacist, nativist and neo-Confederate movements.
• Arjun Sethi: community activist and civil rights lawyer; author of “American Hate: Survivors Speak Out”
• Todd Green: professor of religion, public Scholar, author on challenging Islamophobia and championing interfaith collaboration
• Abbas Barzegar: director of research and advocacy at the Council on American-Islamic Relations spearheading the effort to document Islamophobia.
In 2018, the conference drew over 250 attendees including school administrators, government employees, corporate diversity and inclusion leaders, non-profit leaders and elected officials, students, and community activists.
This event is sponsored by Metropolitan State University Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, Equal Employment and Diversity Office and College of Liberal Arts; Iraqi-American Reconciliation Project, the Cedar Cultural Center, James H. Binger Center for New Americans – University of Minnesota, and the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN).