Islamophobia Speech at Congregations for Social Justice Meeting

“Challenging Racism and Islamophobia” speech at Congregations for Social Justice Meeting

Manzoor Cheema, founding-member of Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia, spoke on the topic of “Challenging Racism and Islamophobia” at the monthly meeting of Congregations for Social Justice (CSJ). This talk took place at Community United Church of Christ in Raleigh, NC, on January 13, 2016. The talk discussed roots of Islamophobia, its connection to racism and other forms of oppression, and how to challenge Islamophobia. Forces that propagate Islamophobia also victimize African Americans, women, workers, immigrants and LGBT communities, based on a report by ISPU. Manzoor emphasized the need for progressive allies to unite against all forms for oppression.

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Congregations for Social Justice will have its Annual Award Dinner on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 6PM, at Highland United Methodist Church – Bradley Hall at 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh 27607.