Center for Cultural Fluency
Hammer Museum- 10899 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90024
Hours: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Description: Islamaphobia is part of an ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.
As state legislatures pass laws against the imaginary threat of Sharia law and New York City subways are emblazoned with anti-Muslim hate speech, Islamaphobia will explore the latest emergence of religious intolerance. Criminologist Brian Levin is a civil rights attorney and director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino. Levin will be joined by Rabbi Sarah Bassin, executive director of NewGround, an organization that pursues productive engagement between American Muslims and Jews; Edina Lekovic, director of policy and programming for the Muslim Public Affairs Council; and Ali Mir, director of Muslim Student Life at USC.