Everyone consider attending this event! It will be spectacular.
How Can You Say I’m Not American?
Islamophobia and American Patriotism in the Post-9/11 World
An event to listen, discuss, and think critically. Thursday, September 15th 2011. 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm. Nau 101.
How has the atmosphere of the U.S. changed since 9/11? What is it like being a Muslim in America today? What makes a Patriot? How do we confront racial profiling, the “Ground Zero” mosque controversy, and the Patriot Act? Has 9/11 made America an Islamophobic nation?
This talk will be led by three speakers, with a discussion to follow. Speakers include:
Prof. Milton Vickerman, UVA Sociology Professor who specializes in race and minority adaption to American society.
Dr. Mohammad Khaled, UVA Neurosurgery Resident & Charlottesville Muslim community member who has been a victim of Islamophobia.
Mr. Hussein Alshammari, UVA ’11 Alumnus & Religious Muslim who lived in Baghdad, Iraq, until 2004.
Cosponsored by Student Council’s Diversity Intiatives Committee, the Muslim Student Association, and the Middle Eastern Leadership Council.