Event: From Fear to Freedom: Confronting Islamophobia

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center hosts a free community conversation revolving around Islamophobia, which the center defines as “an exaggerated fear, hatred and hostility toward Islam and Muslims perpetuated by negative stereotypes.”

click to enlarge Imam Ilyas Nashid of the Cincinnati Islamic Center
Imam Ilyas Nashid of the Cincinnati Islamic Center

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center hosts a free community conversation revolving around Islamophobia, which the center defines as “an exaggerated fear, hatred and hostility toward Islam and Muslims perpetuated by negative stereotypes.” This, the center says, results in the discrimination, bias, marginalization and exclusion of Muslims from civic, political and social life. The goal of the event is to explore this fear and prejudice in an effort to create a more inclusive society. Featured panelists include Imam Ilyas Nashid of the Cincinnati Islamic Center, Saba Chughtai of Muslim Mothers Against Violence, Baher Foad of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati and representatives from Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati. James Buchanan of Xavier’s Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue moderates.


7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Free; RSVP online. 50 E. Freedom Way, Downtown, 513-333-7500, freedomcenter.org. 


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