NYU Law will host “Regarded As,” a discussion with leading thinkers about how Islamophobia affects both Muslims and those “regarded as” Muslim.

“Regarded As” Muslim: Islamophobia and Its Ripple Effects event poster

NYU Law will host “Regarded As,” a discussion with leading thinkers about how Islamophobia affects both Muslims and those “regarded as” Muslim, on Monday, March 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Lester Pollack Colloquium Room in Furman Hall, 245 Sullivan Street.

Islamophobia affects both Muslims and those “regarded as” Muslim in the broader South Asian, Middle Eastern, Arab, and African Diaspora population. Those effects are ever more visible—in the spike in anti-Muslim hate crimes, the targeting of Sikhs, the surveillance of mosques, and the ban targeting refugees and nationals from several predominantly Muslim countries.

To address these effects, a panel of leading thinkers has been assembled to discuss racial violence, policing, and immigration in the Trump administration and the long shadow of 9/11. The event will seek to advance greater justice and inclusion by promoting understanding, solidarity, and coalition-building among Muslims, individuals “regarded as” Muslim, and allies.

The event, free and open to the public, will feature: Professor Alina Das, NYU School of Law, Imam Khalid Latif, Islamic Center at NYU; Suman Raghunathan, South Asian Americans Leading Together; and Arjun Sethi, Georgetown and Vanderbilt Law Schools. Professor Gabrielle Starr, dean of the NYU College of Arts and Science, will moderate the discussion.

This event is co-sponsored by: SALSA; MLSA; MELSA; BALSA; the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging; the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice; the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU; the NYU College of Arts and Science; and the Bernstein Institute for Human Rights.
 

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