Overcoming Bigotry: A Sunnyvale Unity Event

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Date(s) - March 16, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Despite major advances following the Civil Rights movement, racism and bigotry towards marginalized groups continue today. Join us as we examine the roots and interconnectedness of various forms of bigotry, including xenophobia, racism, Antisemitism and Islamophobia that are directed against African Americans, Latino/Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Muslim Americans, Jewish Americans, and Indigenous Peoples. Panelists representing these communities will address what they want the audience to know about them based on prevailing stereotypes, offer suggestions for building relationships across diverse communities and conclude with calls to action to counter prejudice and hate while building an inclusive community based on mutual understanding and solidarity.

The event will include breakout group discussions and interaction with the panelists. Registration, music, and refreshments will begin at 5:30 p.m.


African American: Samantha Brown (bio)
Indigenous Person: Shannon Rivers (bio)
Latina American: Karla Alvarez (bio)
Asian American: Dorothy Hwang (bio)
Jewish American: Karen Stiller (bio)
Muslim American: Maha Elgenaidi (bio)

Facilitator: Zachary Markwith (bio)

For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage here.