[Event] Dismantling Islamophobia: A Workshop with Meira Neggaz
Please join us for an important event!
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2019 AT 6:30 PM
Hemenway Elementary School
(729 Water Street Framingham, MA 01701)
About the Event:
Muslims are part of the fabric of American life and its diverse faith (or no faith) landscape. As part of our country's great melting pot, they mirror their fellow Americans in many respects. Yet, despite being a community that is so often talked about, Muslims in America are less often talked to. In fact, roughly half of Americans say they have never met a Muslim. This, coupled with negative political and social rhetoric, has led to mistrust, a lack of understanding and in some cases, bullying, discrimination and violence. In fact, 42% of Muslim families saying they have at least once child who has been bullied in the past year. Meira Neggaz, the Executive Director of ISPU, will share findings from their unique and often groundbreaking research on Muslim communities in America, who they are, their lived experiences, how the current climate is affecting them and what you can do to combat anti-Muslim sentiment in the classrooms and beyond.
About Meira Neggaz
Meira Neggaz is the Executive Director of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), where she is responsible for the institution’s overall leadership, representation, strategy and growth. She leads ISPU’s team to conduct and broadly disseminate research on the American Muslim community and issues impacting it. Meira will share findings from ISPU’s unique and often groundbreaking research on Muslim communities in America, who they are, their lived experiences, how the current climate is affecting them and what you can do to combat anti-Muslim sentiment in your classrooms and beyond.
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