Confronting Islamophobia: Promoting Human Rights in Public Policy
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH | 5PM - 8PM
 
Cowles Auditorium, University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455


Prejudice against Muslims has existed in various forms throughout American history, but this issue has become far more prominent throughout the past decade. Join us for an evening symposium to discuss how we can work to address and overcome prejudice and shape our public policy to ensure human rights for all people.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: PROFESSOR JOHN BOWEN
Dr. Bowen is a Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. His research focuses on comparative social studies of Islam across the world. In particular, his research focuses on analyzing how Muslims work across plural sources of norms and values, including diverse interpretations of the Islamic tradition, law codes and decision, and local social norms.A response panel with local experts will follow the keynote.


EXHIBIT:
  TRACKS IN THE SNOW
Tracks in the Snow provides a glimpse into the lives of one of the least known and rapidly expanding populations in America and in Minnesota – the Muslim community. Join us to gain a deeper insight into the lives of Minnesota Muslims as narrated by themselves. The stories of 25 individuals featured in the exhibit encapsulate the variety of backgrounds and experiences that have led so many Muslims to make Minnesota their home for more than a century.

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