In the years following 9/11, Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian (AMEMSSA) communities were increasingly the targets of hate crimes, employment discrimination, bullying, harassment, and profiling. Recently, hate speech and violence against US-based AMEMSSA communities, individuals, and organizations have once again intensified.
Lakshmi Sridaran (Director of National Policy and Advocacy, South Asian Americans Leading Together) leads a workshop for students who identify as Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Sikh, and/or South Asian. Participants are invited to a safer space to share personal reflections and to consider the work AMEMSSA communities are currently doing in response to the rise of anti-Muslim and xenophobic rhetoric.
This event is for current students. Space is limited. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and college/university to register.
Cosponsored by the NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, NYU Muslim Students Association, Islamic Center at NYU, A/P/A BRIDGE, and NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs.
Image: From SAALT’s 2014 report “Under Suspicion, Under Attack” courtesy of The Noun Project: Veysel Kara, Pete Fecteau, Farzana Ebrahim, Simple Icons.