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Meredith College Talk About Racism and Islamophobia
April 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
“A Conversation about Racism and Islamophobia” at Meredith College
WHAT: “Race, Fear & Faith: A Conversation About Racism & Islamophobia”
WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 2016; 7 —8:30 pm
WHERE: Jones Chapel, Meredith College
WHY: To have a community discussion about the historical significance of racism and the current issue of Islamophobia in the United States and other countries. We particularly want to focus on Muslim and other race relations in the Raleigh community, and discuss ways to bridge and heal the gaps.
WHO: Panelists: Rev. William Barber, North Carolina NAACP Imam Mohamed AbuTaleb, Islamic Association of Raleigh Maryam Ahmed, Muslim Student Association President at Meredith Moderators: Rev. Nancy Petty, Pastor, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, and Manzoor Cheema, Founder, Muslims for Social Justice.
Background: For the past eight months, Rev. Petty has led an interfaith discussion group that includes Muslim, Jewish and Christian community leaders who want to build relationships and reach out to the broader community to provide information and education. In January, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church hosted a forum that featured this group, moderated by WRAL Anchor David Crabtree, which held a conversation and answered audience questions. The Meredith forum is the next step in our effort to broaden the scope to the community at large.