Islamophobia: A Threat to All Americans

28 Jul 2021


Presenter: Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

This session will provide a foundation for understanding Islamophobia and how Islamophobia impacts our greater society, and how it connects with other types of bigotry, as Islamophobia is actually a threat to all Americans regardless of how they self-identify. Imagine islamophobia as just one branch of the bigotry tree trunk, a tree that nourishes other branches of racism, misogyny, antisemitism and more. Data will be presented on where does it come from, what are the drivers behind it and how much of it is there, what can be done about it? Growth Outcomes: Participants will be able to identify the history and the purpose of the ongoing spread of Islamophobia and the systemic mechanisms that support this branch of bigotry. Participants will have a guide to self-reflect and tools for meaningful self-growth. Participants will be equipped with links to resources, including data, reports, quick tips, and a comprehensive bibliography. Why is this relevant to Pitt’s campus? In a 2019 study of Muslim students UC Irvine, 57% of women and 42% of males surveyed reported some frequency of racial discrimination and experienced microaggressions from outside their faith community.
This workshop is a part of Pitt's 2021 Diversity open to all

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Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh's Muslim Affinity Group, Pitt's Muslim Alumni Network
Presenter Type: 
Independent Consultant