Teach-in Scheduled for “Islamophobia: Religion, Fear and the Consequences of Dehumanization”

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The Office of Equity and Inclusion will host a teach-in titled “Islamophobia: Religion, Fear, and the Consequences of Dehumanization” on Wednesday, April 3 at 5 p.m. in the Bernie Dallas Room of Goodell Hall.

This teach-in is in response to the tragic March 15 massacres at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that left 50 dead and another 50 injured. Acts of hate motivated by Islamophobia have been rising in recent years, from physical assaults to vandalism and arson of mosques.

A panel of faculty from on- and off-campus will reflect on the consequences of dehumanization and the ways in which it can make Muslims vulnerable to violent attacks. The aim is to provide context to understand the world around us and the importance of a commitment to fight hate and intolerance in all forms.

The event is free and open to the public.