WFU Panel Discussion on Islamophobia Rescheduled for March 2

When:  Monday, March 2,  7 – 9 p.m.

Where: Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University

What: A panel discussion, “Islamophobia: The Anatomy of Intolerance,” will encourage conversation and provide the opportunity to hear stories from people who have experienced or witnessed Islamophobia. The event will aim to address questions such as:

  • “What misperceptions contribute to many Westerners’ negative feelings about Islam?”
  • “What role does the media play in the way many in the United States view Muslims and Islam?”
  • “What are three things Westerners should know about Islam?”

Why:  Intended to create greater interfaith understanding, the discussion is among a number of events sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain and other campus organizations to focus on spiritual wellbeing.

Who: Wake Forest University Chaplain Tim Auman will facilitate the panel discussion featuring:

  • Michaelle Browers – Co-Director of Wake Forest’s Middle East & South Asia Studies Program and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
  • Imam Adeel Zeb – Muslim Chaplain and Director of Muslim Life, Duke University
  • Manzoor Cheema – Founder of Muslims for Social Justice and Board Member of the Triangle Interfaith Alliance.
  • Jade Brooks – Founding member of Jewish Voice for Peace — North Carolina
  • Dani Moore – Director of the Immigrant and Refugee Project of North Carolina and a 1991 Wake Forest graduate.
  • Imam Khalid Griggs – Associate Chaplain for Muslim Life, Wake Forest University

“We want people to practice deep listening, to hear personal stories about what it means to be Muslim and what Islamophobia looks like in people’s everyday lives with the goal of opening the door for relationships that include our differences – even the subtle and the most difficult ones,” Auman said.

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