Challenging Islamophobia

March 28, 2019

Join the largest regional conference on challenging Islamophobia in the nation. The conference will bring leading national experts of Islamophobia, as well as community leaders in Minnesota addressing how to challenge Islamophobia.

Confirmed National Speakers include but not limited to:

– Khaled Beydoun: Leading scholar on Islamophobia; Senior Affiliated Faculty at the University of California-Berkeley Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project

– Heidi Beirich: Leads the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) Intelligence Project; Expert on various forms of extremism, including the white supremacist, nativist and neo-Confederate movements.

– Arjun Sethi: Community Activist and Civil Rights Lawyer; Author of American Hate: Survivors Speak Out

– Todd Green: Professor of Religion, Public Scholar, Author on Challenging Islamophobia and Championing Interfaith Collaboration

– Abbas Barzegar: Director of Research and Advocacy at the Council on American-Islamic Relations spearheading the effort to document Islamophobia.

Other local and national speakers will be attending.

2018 Conference drew over 250 attendees from school administrators, government employees, corporate diversity and inclusion leaders, non-profit leaders and elected officials, students, and community activists.

Topics to be addressed include: The Islamophobia Industry, the Intersection of Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism and White Nationalism/Supremacy, Impact of Islamophobia and Hate, Greater Minnesota Challenges and more. This conference will inform and equip you to challenge Islamophobia in your own lives and work settings.

We welcome groups to attend and organizations to sponsor the conference.

**If you are unable to attend and want to support the conference, we encourage you to make a donation on the Eventbrite ticket page.

**If you are unable to afford the ticket prices for the conference, please contact our office at 612.206.3360 or email

Location: Metropolitan State University (Metro State – St. Paul)


Main parking ramp is located at 400 Maria Ave, St. Paul Ave, 55106

Alternate Transportation:

Metro Transit Lines: #54, 61, and 74 Stop: 7th and Maria Ave.


– If you need disability-related accommodations, including parking, to make this event accessible, please contact the Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549 or as soon as possible and not later that March 14.

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