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College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA)

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November 27, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Manoogian Hall #179 | Map
906 W. Warren
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

Join us for a panel discussion with Dr. Stine Eckert, Jade Metzger-Riftkin, Sean Kolhoff, Sydney O'Shay Wallace, and Annisa Rochadiat (Communication) & Saeed Khan (Near East & Eastern Studies).

Islamophobia in the U.S. has been on the rise, especially since 9/11. The 2016 U.S. election campaign and aftermath have brought this hostile atmosphere to a new peak. Hashtags such as #FlyingWhileMuslim, #MuslimsReportStuff, and #NoMuslimBan have drawn attention to the discrimination Muslims face.

How do Muslims from around the world (including Bangladesh, Bosnia, China, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, Scotland, Sudan, USA, and Yemen) deal with the current and continued toxic and discriminatory situation? How do social media figure into their experiences of Islamophobia? How do/can they respond? How are women and men Muslims affected differently? And what can non-Muslims do to understand and support their fellow Muslim humans?

Free and open to the public.

Light refreshments will be served!

Sponsored by WSU Global Studies, the Department of Communications, and Near East Studies.

For more information about this event, please contact Laura Kline at 313-577-3173 or af7585@wayne.edu.