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Forum: Challenging Islamophobia and Racism

November 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Public Forum: Challenging racism and Islamophobia

When: Monday, November 16, 7:00-9:00pm

Where: Cumberland County Public Library, 300 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville, NC

Speeches/presentations by: Manzoor Cheema, Zaina Alsous, Beth Bruch, Eva Panjwani and Ahmad Jitan Also

Includes Breakout Session and Q&A

Background:  We are witnessing an increase in Islamophobia (a hatred of Islam, Muslims and people who appear as Muslims) and attacks on people of color in North Carolina and around the country. North Carolina-based organization Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia (MERI) will organize a forum to discuss how to challenge Islamophobia and racism.

Organized by: Quaker House, Fayetteville

Sponsored by: Quaker House, North Carolina Conference United Methodist Missions Team, Cumberland County Library, Cumberland County Progressives, NAACP, Democracy NC, Fayetteville and Cumberland County Black Leadership Conference, NC League of Conservation Voters, Human Relations Commission, Masjid Omar Ibn Sayyid, and MERI (Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia): Muslims for Social Justice, Jewish Voice for Peace – NC, Black Workers for Justice, NC Justice Center, Abrahamic Initiative on the Middle East (AIME),Methodist Federation for Social Action – NC Chapter, Peace Committee of Chapel Hill Friends Meeting, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Balance and Accuracy in Journalism

Contact: Lynn Newsom 910-323-3912 Manzoor Cheema 919-412-7008 Cumberland County Public Library 910-483-7727

Islamophobia Forum Fayetteville


November 16, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cumberland County Public Library
300 Maiden Lane
Fayetteville, 28301 United States
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