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Date(s) - February 17, 2023
8:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Countering Bigotry and Racism through Calls to Action
Despite major advances following the civil rights movement, including educational and professional advances, bigotry and racism towards non-Whites continues today. This panel will examine the roots and interconnectedness of various forms of bigotry, including Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia, that are directed against Muslim Americans, Jewish Americans, African Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Latino Americans, and Asian Americans. Panelists will address the history and impact of knowledge creation under colonialism and slavery, xenophobia, and internalized bigotry. Working from the well-established social science principle that face-to-face education and engagement are the most effective ways to dispel prejudice, the panelists will participate in a group discussion with the audience and conclude with calls to action to counter prejudice and hate while building an inclusive society based on mutual understanding and solidarity.
Throughout the event the panelists will entertain questions and have a discussion with the audience.
Muslim American: Ameena Jandali (bio)
Jewish American: Rabbi Amy Eilberg (bio)
African American: Sheila Dawkins (bio)
Indigenous Person: Shannon Rivers (bio)
Latino American: Felipe Camacho-Lovell (bio)
Facilitator: Maha Elgenaidi (bio)
If you are interested in attending this event, please email ING’s Deputy Director Zachary Markwith at [email protected].