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Speaker to address Islamophobia and American politics

March 23, 2017

Hind Makki

The Muslim Student Association, in partnership with Better Together and the Presidential Commission on Interfaith Initiatives is hosting “Islamophobia and American Politics,” a presentation featuring guest speaker Hind Makki.

Hind Makki is an interfaith educator who develops and delivers trainings on civic integration through interfaith action, anti-racism education and youth empowerment. She holds a degree in international relations from Brown University and has appeared on Al Jazeera English, Chicago Public Radio and Huffington Post Live. Her work has also been featured in The Economist, Huffington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Islamic National Public Radio.

“This is timely topic for our nation and our campus. Due to the current political climate, many students don’t know how to ask questions or who to ask,” said Afreen Warsi, president of the Better Together student organization. “Bringing Hind Makki to campus was a unanimous decision, stemming from her work with Interfaith Youth Core and her talks about racism in America. Hind will provide a safe environment for students to learn, ask questions and have a discussion about Islam. We hope that this event will be informative and help attendees gain insight into the important role interfaith cooperation plays in addressing political and social issues.”

The event is scheduled for Monday, March 27, 2017 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center. It will begin with a 45 minute presentation by Hind Makki, followed by a discussion. All members of the campus and community are welcome to attend!