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Challenging Islamophobia and Racism

January 13, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Challenging Islamophobia and Racism

A Talk by Manzoor Cheema

Location: Community United Church of Christ
814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607

Date: Wednesday, January 13, 8:30AM – 10AM

What is Islamophobia:
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).  Islamophobia 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).


January 13, 2016
8:30 am - 10:00 am


Community United Church of Christ
814 Dixie Trail
Raleigh, 27607 United States
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