“Regarded As” Muslim: Islamophobia and its Ripple Effects
- Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
- Venue: Furman Hall, Lester Pollack Colloquium Room
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012 United States
Cosponsored by the South Asian Law Students Association; the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging; the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU; and the NYU College of Arts and Science.
Islamophobia affects both Muslims and those “regarded as” Muslim in the broader South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Arab population. Those effects are ever more visible—in the spike in anti-Muslim hate crimes, the targeting of Sikhs, the surveillance of mosques, and the ban targeting refugees and nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries. To address these effects, this event will assemble a panel of leading thinkers to discuss racial violence, policing, and immigration in the Trump administration and the long shadow of 9/11. The event will seek to advance greater justice and inclusion by promoting understanding, solidarity, and coalition-building among Muslims, individuals “regarded as” Muslim, and allies.
Professor Alina Das, NYU School of Law
Imam Khalid Latif, Islamic Center at NYU
Suman Raghunathan, South Asian Americans Leading Together
Arjun Sethi, Georgetown and Vanderbilt Law Schools
Moderated by Professor Gabrielle Starr, Dean of the NYU College of Arts and Science.