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From Fear to Freedom: Confronting Islamophobia

  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 50 East Freedom Way Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)

April 13, 2016 I Program 7-9:00 p.m.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

In partnership with the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati.

An exaggerated fear, hatred and hostility toward Islam and Muslims that is perpetuated by negative stereotypes resulting in bias, discrimination and the marginalization and exclusion of Muslims from social, political and civic life. Islamophobia existed before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but it has increased in frequency and notoriety throughout the past decade. Through various research vehicles and global polling efforts, Gallup has collected a wealth of data detailing public opinion about various aspects of respect, treatment and tolerance relative to Muslims worldwide. Moderated by Dr. James Buchanan with the Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier University, this community conversation will explore the fear and prejudice against the religion of Islam while working to shape a more inclusive society.

Dr. Amina Darwish, University of Cincinnati
Dr. Anas B. Malik, Xavier University
Dr. Baher Foad, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
Imam Ilyas Nashid, Cincinnati Islamic Center
Dr. Saba Chughtai, Muslim Mothers Against Violence
Moderated by Dr. James Buchanan, Xavier University

Thank you to our community partners: Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, YWCA Greater Cincinnati, Xavier University