CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES, AND THE FIGHT TO END IT
Wednesday, October 13th, 6:30pm
Columbia University, Lerner Hall 555
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The battle over plans to build a Muslim Community Center in downtown Manhattan is being used by right-wing figureheads to stir up a wave of Islamophobic hate. This has resulted in the racist protesting of mosques around New York City and the country, a spike of terrifying hate crimes against Muslims, and even bigots trying to organize Koran burnings on September 11th.
But these Islamophobic attacks have not gone unopposed. Community groups and individuals in New York City and across the country have been organizing the fight against Islamophobia, racism, bigotry and hatred. Please join us for a discussion on what Islamophobia is, where it comes from, and how we can fight it with Deepa Kumar, Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University.
Deepa Kumar has written a number of articles on Islamophobia that have appeared in alternative media such as MR Zine, Common Dreams, Dissident Voice, Islamophobia-Watch, Socialist Worker, ISR, as well as scholarly journals such as the Journal of Communication Inquiry and Feminist Media Studies. She is the author of Outside the Box: Corporate Media, Globalization and the UPS Strike.
*Check out a BBC interview with Dr. Kumar (around minute 8:30)*
*Also check out two of Dr. Kumar’s articles on Islamophobia:
“The Challenge to Islamophobia”
“Islam and Islamophobia”
Muslims and allies marching on 9/11/10 in NYC against Islamophobia:
Sponsored by the Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization, Lucha, Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine, Turath and the Muslim Student Association.
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