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August 2019

ISPU at ISNA 2019

August 30, 2019 - September 1, 2019
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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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December 2019

ISPU at MAS-ICNA 2019

December 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
McCormick Place, 2301 S King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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ISPU is coming to the 2019 MAS-ICNA Convention in Chicago! We hope you’ll come visit our sessions in RM S106 on Sunday, December 29—we'll be there all day. A Mercy to Humanity: American Muslim Views on Poverty and Philanthropy 10–11 a.m. | RM S106 Muslim…

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January 2020

Why Muslims Are Vital to American Progress

January 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hub 925, 5341 Owens Court
Pleasanton, CA 94588 United States
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$25

For almost two decades Muslim Americans have been telling the world what they condemn and what they are not. It’s time to show the world who they are and what they contribute. In this research driven lecture, ISPU’s Director of Research will share the little…

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February 2020

Muslims in America: How well do you know them?

February 17, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Witherspoon Campus Cinema, 2810 Cates Ave
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States
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Which faith community is America's youngest? How many American Muslims live below the poverty line? Why do some Muslim women wear hijab? ISPU Executive Director Meira Neggaz will answer all of these questions and more at North Carolina State University. After her presentation, a panel…

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March 2020

Capitol Hill Briefing

March 4, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Longworth House Office Building, 15 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20515 United States
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Religious-Based Bullying and Discrimination Please join us for a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss religious-bullying and religious discrimination. We'll highlight key research findings on these topics from some of the most highly impacted communities: Muslim Americans and Sikh Americans. ISPU will host this briefing…

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Interfaith Leadership Lecture: Islamophobia Impacts Everyone

March 9, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Russel H. Kirkhof Center, 1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401 United States
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Petra Alsoofy, one of the founding members of Grand Valley State University's Muslim Student Association and the Outreach and Partnerships Manager at Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, will be giving the 2020 interfaith leadership lecture. Islamophobia isn't just a threat to American Muslims. Research…

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April 2020

Webinar: Promoting Healthy Marriages in Quarantine

April 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Via Zoom
Free

During the COVID-19 crisis, families are quarantined together in a time that is stressful for all. This can further the stress on a relationship or provide an opportunity for couples and partners to look at ways to strengthen their relationship. During this webinar, ISPU scholars…

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Virtual Coffee Night: Muslim Women Speak for Themselves

April 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

The Rumi Forum is organizing a Coffee Night speaker series, featuring prominent speakers such as ISPU Outreach & Partnerships Manager Petra Alsoofy. We often say “let’s have a cup of coffee” to imply “let’s have a conversation.” Coffee facilitates many fruitful exchanges, and nothing beats…

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Webinar: COVID-19’s Disproportionate Impact on Black Muslims

April 21, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Via Zoom
Free

After racial data for COVID-19 patients in many states became available, it has become clear that COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting Black communities all across the U.S.—including and especially Black Muslims, which make up between a quarter and a third of American Muslims overall. Black and Arab…

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