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Talk: Challenging Racism and Islamophobia

January 31, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Talk: Challenging Racism and Islamophobia

When: January 31, 2016. 1 PM

Where: Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. 4907 Garrett Rd, Durham, NC 27707

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).


January 31, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
4907 Garrett Rd
Durham, NC 27707 United States
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