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D.C. Public Library

D.C. Public Library

Contact: Manya Shorr,
Community Partners: Council on American-Islamic Relations
Type of Initiative: Inclusion/Tolerance 


Incidents of discrimination and violence against Muslims are on the rise across the United States. What is driving the rise in Islamophobia, and how can we all play a role in making our community safer? Join us for a panel discussion with local Muslim leaders on Islamophobia in the District and the nation, the response from the American Muslim community, and how American Muslims and others can work together to build a more understanding and integrated future.


•Julie Zauzmer - Reporter, The Washington Post


• Imam Talib M. Shareef – President and Imam of the historic, The Nation’s Mosque, Masjid Muhammad • Dr. Sahar Shafqat – Political Science professor St. Mary's College, co-founder of Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD) and board member of the Washington Peace Center  • Corey Saylor – Director, Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia, Council on American-Islamic Relations

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