Dispelling Myths to Confront Hate and Bias
The post-9/11 era in the U.S. has exposed a significant degree of prejudice and bigotry towards Muslims and those perceived as Muslims. More recently, as a result of the 2016 presidential election, broad vilification of Muslims has served political agendas resulting in calls for bans, registries, and other civil liberty threats to the lives of Muslims in America. In addition, there have been dramatic increases in hate crimes against Muslims due to the toxic climate of hateful rhetoric. This program will benefit participants interested in learning more about Islam and Islamophobia, providing needed context to bridge divides.
Amer F. Ahmed, Ed.D., serves as Director of Intercultural Teaching and Faculty Development at University of Massachusetts - Amherst, faculty at the Summer and Winter Institutes for Intercultural Communication, and a member of SpeakOut: Institute for Democratic Leadership and Culture. He has been featured on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry show and in Dr. Shakti Butler’s film on racism entitled Cracking the Codes. Ahmed regularly speaks and consults with institutions across the country on Islam, Islamophobia, and interfaith issues.
Wednesday, November 1 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199