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Canvassing and Talk Against Islamophobia in Raleigh
January 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Canvassing against Islamophobia in Raleigh!
Please join Jewish Voice for Peace, Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia, and friends & allies in Raleigh to show up to challenge Islamophobia and racism. Join us this Wednesday evening to go out & talk with businesses and give out posters that say:
“Stop Profiling Muslims”and “Refugees are Welcome Here”
When: THIS WEDNESDAY, January 27th, 5-7pm
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Talk: Challenging Racism and Islamophobia
When: January 27, 2016. 7 PM
Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Avenue, Raleigh NC 27607
Speaker: Manzoor Cheema, Founding Member of Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia (MERI)
Islamophobia is a contrived fear or prejudice fomented by the existing Eurocentric and Orientalist global power structure. It is directed at a perceived or real Muslim threat through the maintenance and extension of existing disparities in economic, political, social and cultural relations, while rationalizing the necessity to deploy violence as a tool to achieve “civilizational rehab” of the target communities (Muslim or otherwise). This form of oppression reintroduces and reaffirms a global racial structure through which resource distribution disparities are maintained and extended. (Source: Race and Gender Studies at The University of California at Berkeley).
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