ISPU is joining St. James’ Episcopal Church for an evening of Coffee & Conversation focused on findings from our Muslims for American Progress project.
When nearly half of all Americans do not know a Muslim and 80 percent of news coverage about Islam and Muslims in the United States is negative, there is a lot of misinformation. Not only is the coverage of Muslims negative, it is limiting, framing Muslims purely through a security lens and primarily talking about Muslims instead of to them. In an effort to educate the public on the American Muslim community, the Muslims for American Progress (MAP) project quantified the contributions of Muslims in the state of Michigan, pairing hard facts with human faces. Please join us as we provide a much-needed, evidence-based portrait of a deeply misunderstood community.
We will start the evening with a meet and mingle (6:30–7 p.m.), followed by a presentation by Rebecca Karam, the Primary Investigator of the MAP study (7–8 p.m.).