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.
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.
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.