Countering Islamophobia, Antisemitism, Anti-Black Racism and Other Forms of Bigotry Against Racialized Groups

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Date(s) - June 8, 2023
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM


ING will be delivering this interethnic panel during the Race, Religion & Social Justice Conference hosted by Tri-Faith Initiative and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. 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, antisemitism, 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 Speaker: Maha Elgenaidi (bio)Jewish Speaker: Karen Stiller (bio)African American Speaker: Kayla Heard (bio)Indigenous Speaker: Shannon Rivers (bio)Latinx American Speaker: Felipe Camacho-Lovell (bio)Asian American Speaker: Grace Chan McKibben (bio)

Facilitator: Zachary Markwith (bio)

For more information about this conference and to register, please visit the conference webpage here.