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April 2019

Narrating Diversity: Muslim Writers in Contemporary America

April 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
NYPL Mulberry Street Branch Library, 10 Jersey St
New York, NY 10012 United States
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It is commonly said that we fear what we don’t understand. Living up to our American ideals requires us to understand our neighbors, our colleagues, and our friends despite our diverse backgrounds. Yet in recent years, Muslims in America have rarely been portrayed as nuanced…

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Islamic Schools: Are They Preparing Children for Life Ahead?

April 20 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Westin O’Hare Hotel, Room LaSalleA, 6100 N. River Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018 United States
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Are weekend Islamic schools preparing children for life ahead? It’s a big question—and the title of ISPU’s 2018 report, published last fall. In collaboration with the John Templeton Foundation, we brought together publishers, teachers, and researchers with expertise in Islamic schools to create concrete recommendations—ones…

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May 2019

American Muslim Poll 2019 Launch Event

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
NYU Washington, DC, 1307 L St NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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We're excited to announce the publication of ISPU's American Muslim Poll 2019: Predicting and Preventing Islamophobia with an event in the nation's capital. Returning for its fourth year, ISPU’s signature poll surveys Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, white Evangelicals, and those that consider themselves non-affiliated to compare…

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New York Ramadan: Muslim Life on the Lower East Side

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tenement Museum, 2nd floor, 103 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002 United States
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It is commonly said that we fear what we don’t understand. Living up to our American ideals requires us to understand our neighbors, our colleagues, and our friends despite our diverse backgrounds. Yet in recent years, Muslims in America have rarely been portrayed as nuanced…

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June 2019

Muslims in New York City: Lessons from the Past, Visions for the Future

June 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Muslims have lived, worked, and prayed in New York City for well over a century, establishing it as a major center of Muslim American life and culture. Brooklyn Historical Society Oral Historian and Muslims in Brooklyn Project Director Zaheer Ali, author of Being Muslim: A…

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Beyond the Ban: Resisting Structural Islamophobia

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
NYU Washington, DC, 1307 L St NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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June 26 is the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to uphold the Muslim Ban. On that date, ISPU will join the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, Justice for Muslims Collective, and Advocates for Youth in hosting an event to explore the…

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August 2019

ISPU at ISNA 2019

August 30 - September 1
George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010 United States
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ISPU is coming to the 2019 ISNA Convention in Houston! We hope you'll come visit us in the bazaar and at our educational session: The Power to Strengthen Our Democracy Sunday, 2:00–3:15 p.m. | Room 371A & 371D “The cornerstone of democracy rests on the…

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September 2019

When Islam Is Not a Religion: Inside America’s Fight for Religious Freedom

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Religious Freedom Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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ISPU and the Religious Freedom Center will host a celebration of the publication of ISPU Scholar Asma Uddin’s When Islam Is Not a Religion: Inside America’s Fight for Religious Freedom. The event will kick-off with Uddin in conversation with Tom Gjelten of National Public Radio,…

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9/11 Anniversary Town Hall: The Targeting of Institutions

September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126 United States
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Hosted by the Arab American National Museum, in partnership with ISPU, the 5th Annual 9/11 Anniversary Town Hall will explore how the national security state targets Islamic institutions, and the impact of this issue on community. In the aftermath of 9/11, institutions that serve the…

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November 2019

Leadership in an Era of Islamophobia: A Fireside Chat with Dr. Debbie Almontaser

November 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
North Quad, University of Michigan, 105 S State St, Rm 2435
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Leadership in an era of Islamophobia event flyer

On November 7, ISPU's Petra Alsoofy will interview Dr. Debbie Almontaser in Ann Arbor, and you're invited to join us! Don't miss our conversation about Islamophobia, religious-based bullying, and leadership in an era of hate, made possible by our partners at the University of Michigan…

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