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Student Workshop: Responding to the Targeting of AMEMSSA Communities

Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
8 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Add to Calendar 02/02/2016 04:00 PM 02/02/2016 06:00 PM America/New_York Student Workshop: Responding to the Targeting of AMEMSSA Communities More detail: https://apa.nyu.edu/event/student-workshop-responding-to-the-targeting-of-amemssa-communities/ Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, New York, NY, 10003

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 apa.rsvp@nyu.edu 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.