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Islamophobia: How to Address it as a Community | Dr. Hatem Bazian & Corey Salor

September 28, 2023 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

*Please note the change in venue*

Join us for a Thursday evening with Corey Saylor, CAIR National’s Research and Advocacy Director along with Dr. Hatem Bazian of UC Berkeley’s Islamophobia Studies Center. They will discuss CAIR’s 2023 Civil Rights Report, titled “Progress in the Shadow of Prejudice,” sharing its insightful findings. The presentation will shed light on the significant progress made in the efforts to combat Islamophobia in recent years.

Thursday, Sept. 28 | 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. | San Ramon Islamic Valley Center | No registration required | In-person or watch live at mcceastbay.org/live

The program agenda is as follows: 

1. Introduction and Welcome 
2. Meeting Corey Saylor, Author of CAIR’s 2023 Civil Rights Report 
3. Presentation by Corey Saylor, CAIR Research and Advocacy Director, on his findings 
4. Discussion on Islamophobia with Dr. Hatem and Corey
5. Q&A Session 
6. Closing Remarks

– More CAIR-MCC co-sponsored talks: https://mcceastbay.org/cair 

– More topics addressing community & social justice issues in the American-Muslim community: https://mcceastbay.org/community 

About the speakers:

Corey Saylor is the Research and Advocacy Director at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. He is an expert on political communications, media relations, and anti-Islam prejudice in the United States, with over two decades of experience.

The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post have sought his opinions. He has appeared on outlets ranging from Fox News to CNN, the BBC, and Al Jazeera.

Saylor has run successful advocacy campaigns against corporate giants such as Burger King and Bell Helicopter-Boeing.

He has been active in combatting the Muslim Ban, anti-Islam legislation nationwide, and removing biased and inaccurate materials from law enforcement counterterrorism trainings. Saylor has authored a number of reports documenting anti-Islam sentiment and civil rights issues in the United States.

Saylor has conducted dozens of leadership, advocacy, and media trainings across the United States and Europe, including speaking to audiences at NASA, Yale, Princeton, and the U.S. National War College.

Dr. Hatem Bazian is a scholar of religion, politics, and globalization whose field specialties include Islamic Law, Awqaf and Fatawa Texts, Classical Arabic, Palestine, Islamophobia, Diaspora and Comparative Immigration, American Law and Society, Arab and Arab American Studies, Race Theory and History, Colonialism, Post-Colonial and De-colonial Studies, Ethnic Studies, Multi-Cultural and Cross-Cultural Studies, International Relations and Globalization, Social and Political Movement, Comparative Liberation Theologies, Languages, and Media.

Dr. Bazian is also a professor in the Departments of Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and an adviser to the Religion, Politics, and Globalization Center there. Prior to his post at Zaytuna College, he taught at UC Berkeley School of Law, UC Davis, San Francisco State University, Graduate Theological Union, Saint Mary’s College, and Diablo Valley College.

Dr. Bazian earned his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in Near Eastern Studies in 2000. His Ph.D. thesis, titled “Al-Quds in Islamic Consciousness: A Textual Survey of Muslim Claims and Rights to the Sacred City,” contributes to a better understanding of Muslim attachment and informed political attitudes toward the sacred city of Jerusalem and Palestine in general.

Dr. Bazian is fluent in Arabic and can read and write in Persian, Turkish, and German.

He joined the Zaytuna College faculty in 2009.

-More Dr. Hatem: https://mcceastbay.org/hatem

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