Towards Eliminating Bias and Mistrust of Muslims

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Date(s) - November 10, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Towards Eliminating Bias and Mistrust of Muslims

“Towards Eliminating Bias and Mistrust of Muslims” is a diversity training seminar for attorneys and other court officials. The Associated Press-National Opinion Research Center (NORC) for Public Affairs Research conducted a poll in conjunction with the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 and found that 53 percent of Americans have unfavorable views toward Islam. In contrast, the majority of Americans responding to the poll held favorable opinions about Christianity and Judaism. Misunderstanding and mistrust of Muslims did not start with 9/11, but the event intensified animosities which continue to this day. This program will educate attendees about the Muslim American experience and Islamophobia as well as provide suggestions to combat bias against all Muslims who appear in the legal system. 

The objectives of this seminar include:

  • Cultural awareness and development of cultural competency skills for interacting and working with Muslim Americans
  • Improved public relations skills for attorneys and others working in the criminal justice system
  • Increased court 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. 


Judge Erica Yew (bio)
Maha Elgenaidi (bio)

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