Islamophobia is prejudice against, hatred towards, or irrational fear of Muslims. Gallup polls in 2006 found that 40 percent of Americans admit to prejudice against Muslims. Hostility towards Islam and Muslims is closely linked to media portrayals of Islam as barbaric, irrational, primitive and sexist.
Azadeh Shahshahani is the Director of the National Security/Immigrants’ Rights Project at the ACLU of Georgia. The project is aimed at bringing Georgia and its localities into compliance with international human rights and constitutional standards in treatment of refugee and immigrant communities, including immigrant detainees. Ms. Shahshahani also serves as President of the National Lawyers Guild.
Friday, April 26, 7:00 pm, Lecture Forum 102, Monterey Peninsula College. Sponsored by the Monterey Bay Area Chapter, National Lawyers Guild; Monterey County Chapter, ACLU of Northern California; and the Ethnic Studies Department, Social Science Division, Monterey Peninsula College
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, 869-2834.