National Lawyers Guild Conference Hosts Talk on Islamophobia

Islamophobia talk hosted by NLG Southern Regional Conference

National Lawyers Guild Southern Regional Conference hosted a panel titled “Combating the New Wave of Islamophobia and Xenophobia in the South” on March 19, 2016. This conference was organized at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Panelists included Azadeh Shahsahahani (legal and advocacy director of Project South), Dani Moore (NC Justice Center), Manzoor Cheema (MERI and Muslims for Social Justice), Zaid Kuseybi (Greensboro, NC, based activist). The panel was moderated by Ajamu Dillahunt, founding member of Black Workers for Justice. This panel explored Islamophobia and anti-immigrant assaults, connection between Islamophobia and anti-Black racism, and how to build a movement against Islamophobia and other forms of oppression.

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