Who Are We?

The Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia (MERI) is a network of North Carolina-based organizations. We have a mission to end racism and Islamophobia by building a movement that challenges all forms of oppression. We work with folks and organizations from every background to uplift all marginalized voices. Since we launched this network in early 2015, we have grown to a network of 15 organizations and have organized forums and actions throughout North Carolina. Here are our actions against Islamophobia and racism in 2015 and 2016.

Our Work

MERI offers resources for understanding Islamophobia. These include books, movies and articles about roots of Islamophobia and how to confront  this oppression. We also offer presentations and workshops on Islamophobia and racism. We offer these presentations and workshop to members of faith-based, peace and justice and educational organizations. Our goal is to increase consciousness about this oppression in the broader community.

MERI members and partners have been featured in local, national and international media. We believe that Islamophobia can only be abolished by taking part in actions that challenge forces of hate and oppression. Our members have participated in actions against Islamophobia and racism throughout North Carolina.

Join us to build a stronger movement to end all forms of discrimination.