Join CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) and its partners at this year's National Leadership and Policy Conference to learn about the most up-to-date organizing skills from American Muslim leaders and civil rights activists who are on the front lines organizing for justice. The weekend will end with the 24th annual CAIR banquet, celebrating 24 years of service to the community.
The Portland Film Festival is screening “And Then They Came for Us,” a documentary on the forced incarceration of Japanese-Americans during WWII and its parallels to the Muslim travel ban.
Join the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association for a screening of "And Then They Came for Us," a documentary about the forced incarceration of Japanese-Americans during WWII and its parallels to the Muslim travel ban. The film will be followed by a panel discussion and a reception.
Join the Asian American Bar Association for a screening of "And Then They Came for Us," a documentary about the forced incarceration of Japanese-Americans during WWII and its parallels to the Muslim travel ban. The film will be followed by a panel discussing the film and its relevance today.
Join (MPAC) Muslim Public Affairs Council for its 2018 convention, “Advancing America Toward Justice.” It will inspire and activate attendees to unite in resisting and replacing the unjust policies disproportionately targeting vulnerable communities under this administration. Attendees will hear from recently detained fathers, community leaders, and dedicated activists as they share their experiences and strategies in working toward social justice - for ourselves and for others.
Join journalist Eileen Truax as she talks about her life, and her work covering immigration, politics, and Mexico-US relations, as well as her latest book, How Does it Feel to Be Unwanted. Truax illuminates the issues affecting the Mexican community and shows the breadth of a frequently stereotyped population.
Join Jennifer Wexton, the Democratic candidate for VA-10, Sen. Mark Warner, Tom Perriello, and former senior officials from the Department of Defense, State, the Intelligence Community, and the National Security Council as they discuss new challenges to national security in today's environment.
Join the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and GenR for an evening of art, cocktails and empowerment. The exhibition will show compelling photos from the Home photo exhibit, which explores different points in the process of rebuilding a life of safety, security and stability in a new home. Guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, spirits from distilleries and will have the opportunity to bid on select prints.
Join the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) for its annual academic and policy symposium. Leading scholars, policy experts, and practitioners will examine citizenship in an era of record migration and growing nationalism.
Join the Migration Policy Institute, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., and Georgetown University Law Center for the 15th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference. Leading government officials, attorneys, policy analysts, advocates, and others will offer timely policy and legal analysis.
Join the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding at their 2018 annual banquet to support their vital work, which aims to develop community, build understanding, and safeguard pluralism. This year's theme is Greater Together: Building Muslim Resilience in Today’s America. There will be a keynote address by scholar Khaled Beydoun who specializes in Islamophobia, national security and anti-terrorism law, and civil liberties.
Join Cue-rated to learn about the mounting problems faced by Muslims and immigrants in America, to better understand the strategies deployed by grassroots organizations tackling these issues and how we can support them, while sampling delicious cuisine from a diverse mix of Muslim immigrant communities in NYC
Join the YMCA at its third annual art show and auction featuring artwork from local refugee and immigrant artists. Proceeds will be shared equally between the artists and YMCA International Services.
Join Refugee Council USA, ACLU of Texas, CAIR Houston, United We Dream, and the Houston Coalition Against Hate for this timely discussion of the rise in hate across the country. Arjun Sethi, community activist and civil rights lawyer, will read excerpts from his new book, American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, which chronicles the stories of individuals targeted by hate.
The reading will be followed by a panel discussion with community leaders who will discuss how hate has impacted Houston and how to move forward.
The Global Center for Refugee Education and Science, Veterans for American Ideals, and Human Rights First begin their Fall 2018 Speaker Series with a discussion of the Syria crisis and how you can take action to help.
Veterans for American Ideals is a nonpartisan group of veterans who share the belief that America is strongest when its policies and actions match its ideals. Join them to learn more about their current campaigns to save the Special Immigrant Visa program for interpreters and translators who served with the U.S. military, protect refugees, and counter Islamophobia.
APALA Illinois will be hosting a fundraiser at the Rohingya Cultura Center with the purpose of lifting up the stories of Rohingya refugees in our community.
Come join APALA as we support the Rohingya Cultural Center, which does such tremendous work with Rohingya workers and their families. As unionists and members of our community, let's come together to learn, to break bread, and to support the ongoing work of the Center and our Rohingya brothers and sisters.
The evening will include a special performance & dinner provided by members of the community! Vegan/Vegetarian options will be available.
Join the International Republican Institute, Search for Common Ground, and the U.S. Institute of Peace on July 27 for two panel discussions that explore the nexus of international religious freedom, CVE, and interfaith peacebuilding.
Misunderstanding religion’s role in people’s lives risks alienating potential allies from faith communities and civil society. The first discussion will explore how policymakers and practitioners can engage religious actors in CVE efforts in ways that ensure protection and the advancement of international religious freedom. The second panel will look at how interfaith peacebuilding can positively impact state policy related to religion and minority rights by building constructive relationships between groups in divided societies.
Sponsored by Congressman Tom Suozzi of New York’s 3rd District and co-hosted with the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), Emgage Foundation, the American Muslim Institution (AMI), and Only Through US.
Speakers will discuss 1) how distorted perceptions of American Muslims, perpetuated by a lack of cultural competency, results in their unequal treatment, 2) the commonalities shared amongst all extremist groups, including the social, political, and economic discontents that motivate individuals to join these groups, and how lawmakers can craft policies that respond to these discontents, and 3) the importance of delinking the religion of Islam from extremist ideology.