Summit on (De)Institutionalizing Islamophobia on College Campuses

Friday, September 8, 2017 at 8:30am

Davidson Continuing Education Center (DCC), Vineyard Room
3415 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089

The Center for Education, Identity and Social Justice at the USC Rossier School of Education is pleased to announce our first official event: Summit on (De)Institutionalizing Islamophobia on College Campuses. The Summit will feature:

  • Parwana Anwar, JD: Trial and Criminal Defense Attorney 
  • Zulaikha Aziz, JD: Human Rights Attorney
  • Shabana Mir, PhD: Assistant Professor and Coordinator, General Education at American Islamic College
  • Marwa Rifahie, JD: Civil Rights Attorney at CAIR-LA
  • Najeeba Syeed, JD: Associate Professor of Interreligious Education at Claremont School of Theology

The Summit will address the legal issues and policies affecting today’s Muslim college students. It will explore thoughtful and empirically based understanding of the diversity and intersectionality within the Muslim community. Topics will include how the institutionalization of Islamophobia under the guise of national security is negatively impacting today’s Muslim college students, as well as discuss:

  • Intersectionality
  • Muslim ban
  • Monolithic portrayals of Muslims
  • Racialization of Muslims
  • Violence directed towards the Muslim community

This one-day event on Friday, September 8th, 2017 will take place on USC’s campus. The Summit is open to higher education and student affairs professionals and scholars as well as student leaders.

Early bird rates are available until August 18th: $50 for students and $150 for general admission. After August 18th, regular rates will be $60 for students and $175 for general admission. Capacity is limited. Ticket prices include continental breakfast and lunch.

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Registration is required. Early bird rates apply until August 18th and student rates are available. See our website for more information.

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