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Challenging Islamophobia Conference 2019

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Metropolitan State University

700 East 7th Street

Saint Paul, MN 55106

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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.


Confirmed National Speakers include but not limited to:

- Khaled Beydoun: Leading scholar on Islamophobia; Senior Affiliated Faculty at the University of California-Berkeley Islamophobia Research & 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

- Hatem Bazian: Co-founder and Professor of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College; Founder of the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project at the Center for Race and Gender

- Abbas Barzegar: Director of Research and Advocacy at the Council on American-Islamic Relations spearheading the effort to document Islamophobia.

Other local and national speakers will be attending.

2018 Conference drew over 250 attendees from school administrators, government employees, corporate diversity and inclusion leaders, non-profit leaders and elected officials, students, and community activists.

Conference Schedule:

Morning Plenary: The Islamophobia Industry

Afternoon Plenary: Impact of Islamophobia and Hate

Morning Break Out Sessions

Session 1: Intersection of Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, and White Nationalism/White Supremacy

Session 2: Challenging Islamophobia in Greater Minnesota

Session 3: Practical Ways of Challenging Islamophobia

Session 4: Impacts of Restorative Justice, Mental Health, and Islamophobia

Session 5: The Muslim Women Challenging Islamophobia

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Session 1: Global Islamophobia and the New Zealand Attacks

Session 2: An Interfaith Response to Countering Islamophobia

Session 3: Practical Ways of Challenging Islamophobia

Session 4: Challenging Islamophobia in our Schools & Changing the Narratives

Session 5: Islamophobia and National/ Local Policies


We welcome groups to attend and organizations to sponsor the conference.

**If you are unable to attend and want to support the conference, we encourage you to make a donation on the Eventbrite ticket page.

**If you are unable to afford the ticket prices for the conference, please contact our office at 612.206.3360 or email info@mn.cair.com

Location: Metropolitan State University (Metro State - St. Paul)

Parking

Main parking ramp is located at 400 Maria Ave, St. Paul Ave, 55106

- Please park in the ramp for the conference, parking vouchers are available at the Registration Table.

Alternate Transportation:

Metro Transit Lines: #54, 61, and 74 Stop: 7th and Maria Ave.

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:

- If you need disability-related accommodations, including parking, to make this event accessible, please contact the Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549 or accessibility.resources.edu as soon as possible and not later that March 14.

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Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Afghan Cultural Society; American Civil Liberities Union of Minnesota (ACLU); The Cedar Cultural Center; City of Minneapolis Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs; Common Roots Catering; Iraqi American Reconciliation Project (IARP); Metropolitan State University; James H. Binger Center for New Americans - University of Minnesota; Japanese-American Citizens League - Twin Cities (JACL); Jewish Community Action (JCA); Jewish Voice for Peace; MN350; Nonviolent Peaceforce; Rabbi Michael Adam Latz Rabbinic Discretionary Fund, Shir Tikvah; Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment (RISE); Sierra Club North Star Chapter; United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities; White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church;

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