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Talk on Islamophobia at Pinehurst Congregational Church
May 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pinehurst Congregational Church to Host Talk “Challenging Racism and Islamophobia”
When: Sunday, May 22. 7PM – 8:30PM
Where: Pinehurst Congregational Church, 895 Linden Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374
A talk titled “Challenging Racism and Islamophobia” will be organized by Pinehurst Congregational Church on May 20th. This talk will feature Manzoor Cheema from Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia. This talk will explore the roots of Islamophobia; connection between Islamophobia, anti-Black racism and other forms of oppression; and strategies to defeat this oppression. This talk is free to attend and open to all.
About MERI (Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia)
MERI is a network which stands and acts together against all forms of Islamophobia and racism. We are living in an environment in which the media and other forces are inciting prejudice and hatred against Islam and Muslims. This hate is being targeted against both Muslim individuals and entire groups perceived as Muslims. We understand both Islamophobia and racism within a framework that sees how discrimination based on race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and religion are part of multiple, interlocking forms of oppression that reinforce and sustain one another.
Our work to confront, resist, and transform Islamophobia and racism requires fighting the social, systemic, and ideological dynamics of hatred that are currently threaded through our communities. This means challenging individual acts of hatred, including anti-Black racism that gives legitimacy to racial profiling, police violence, the prison industrial complex, and other forms of institutional oppression against Black and Brown people. We do this by building power from those most directly affected in the grassroots.