CAIR-DFW to Hold Islamophobia Conference on Rising Hate Against Ethnic and Religious Minorities
(DALLAS, TX, 10/11/2019) — On Saturday, Oct. 12, the Dallas-Ft Worth office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) will hold a conference focusing on Islamophobia and the growing hate and bigotry in the region and around the nation.
The conference, “Stemming the Tide of Hate,” includes academics, faith leaders and civil rights activists who will discuss the roots of hate, its purveyors and what communities can do to address hatred and bigotry.
WHAT: Stemming the Tide of Hate: Texas Islamophobia Conference
WHEN: Saturday, October 12 at 11 A.M. – 4 P.M.
WHERE: Hughes-Trigg Student Center
3140 Dyer St, Dallas, Texas 75205
“Today, we are faced with the growing menace of Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, racism, and bigotry,” said Ekram Haque, interim executive director of CAIR-DFW. “We hope that this conference — our first — will help eradicate the hatred that is eroding Americans’ mutual love and sense of a united community.”
The one-day conference is free and open to the public though registration is required.
Some of speakers at the conference are:
Dr. Robert Hunt: Perkins School of Theology Director of Global Theological Education
Zainab Arain: National Research & Advocacy Manager
Rabbi Holly Cohn: Adjunct Rabbi for Beth El Binah
Jaylani Hussein: Director of CAIR-Minnesota
Imam Saeed Purcell: ICNA Outreach Advocacy Manager
The event will feature CAIR-Texas DFW’s new Executive Director Faizan Syed, the former Executive Director of CAIR-MO, as well as two American Muslim youth – Yazan and Haneen – who will reflect on how Islamophobia is impacting their lives.
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.