Islamophobia and Its Impact on Muslims, Sikhs, and Other Americans

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Date(s) - August 26, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Islamophobia and Its Impact on Muslims, Sikhs, and Other Americans

Islamophobia is anti-Muslim racism that is based on centuries-old stereotypes about Muslims and their faith. It adversely affects not only Muslims but anyone appearing to be Muslim, such as Christian Arabs, Sikhs, Hindus, and other minority groups in the United States.

For Muslims, Islamophobia’s reach is transnational throughout Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, as well as in nations like China, India, and Myanmar.

The speakers open by providing a definition and examining both historical and contemporary sources which contribute to Islamophobia. They will then address the impact it has on Americans and conclude with strategies for countering Islamophobia on an interpersonal and institutional level.

The objectives of this presentation include:

  • Improved awareness and understanding of the current environment for Muslim and other marginalized communities who are mistaken for being Muslim
  • Cultural awareness and development of cultural competency skills for interacting and working with Muslim Americans
  • Improved public relations skills for those working in local, state, and federal government
  • Increased government capacity for addressing growing diversity, persistent disparities, and the promotion of equity
  • Culturally appropriate responses to the needs of Muslims based on sensitivity to and respect for their cultural and ethnic backgrounds

Throughout the presentation the speakers will entertain questions and have a discussion with the audience.

Speakers:

Maha Elgenaidi (bio)
Zachary Markwith (bio)

If you are interested in attending this event, please email ING’s Education Director Zachary Markwith at [email protected].