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Living in the Age of Islamophobia and Resurgent Bigotry and Violence

Living in the Age of Islamophobia and Resurgent Bigotry and Violence

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 4:00-5:00pm
Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop

Free and open to the public


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This is the last in the speaker series for the Asian American Studies course (AAS 3920). This event features local Somali American leaders who are award winners of prestigious local awards for people of color. Who have worked in foreign affairs, on civil rights and liberties, public safety, for peace and conflict resolutions, in urban planning and community development. Throughout the series, we explored the relevance and resonance of the history of Japanese American incarceration in our contemporary times marked by Islamophobia and various forms of bigotry and violence directed at immigrants, refugees, and people of color.

Mustafa Jumale is a community organizer and president of Khyre Solutions, a Minneapolis-based agency that provides Policy, Advocacy and Communications services to East African businesses and organizations that want to change federal or state policy, formerly lead aide on foreign affairs, civil rights and civil liberties, public safety, and African issues in Congressman Keith Ellison’s district office. Kafiya Ahmed is Vice President at Khyre Solutions, where she leads communications work. Kafia has worked extensively on international issues with such organizations as the Inter-American Development Bank, Institute for Policy Studies, the Wallace Global Fund and Adeso. Jaylani Hussein is currently the executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN). Hussein worked as the Community Liaison Officer at Metro State University and as a Planner for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

The Program in Asian American Studies and the Heritage Collaborative Present

75 Years After Japanese American Incarceration Speaker Series
This speaker series is a part of the IAS Heritage Collaborative and the Asian American Studies course AAS 3920. We have invited Japanese American leaders committed to raising the awareness of the wartime Japanese American experience, and their contributions to the cause of justice. The series also features local Somali American leaders. Throughout, we explore the relevance and resonance of the history of Japanese American incarceration in our contemporary times marked by Islamophobia and various forms of bigotry and violence directed at immigrants, refugees, and people of color. Other talks in this series:

Oct 4 Life in an American Concentration Camp
Oct 11 Japanese American Military Service in WWII
Nov 1 The Legacy of the Japanese American Redress Movement in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter

Cosponsored by the IAS Heritage Collaborative, the African Studies Initiative, the Department of African American & African Studies, and the Program in Asian American Studies. To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the IAS (ias@umn.edu 612-626-5054) at least two weeks prior to the event.

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