Recorded on October 19th, 2010. This event discussed anti-Muslim rhetoric in the U.S. since the September 11th attacks. While some media commentators seem to be encouraging stereotypes and misconceptions, many interfaith dialogue groups have provided an opportunity for Americans to become more acquainted with Islam and American Muslims. They explore who makes up the American Muslim community, their positions on issues such as terrorism and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and why Islamophobia is on the increase today.
This presentation from the Windows and Mirrors exhibit in Philadelphia was the first in a series of events related to the exhibit. AFSC hopes to stimulate dialogue about the costs of the war in an effort to get Americans to push for peace in Afghanistan, and to resist future wars.
A community radio station in Austin recently featured an interview with Josefina Castillo and Judith Rosenberg regarding Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera (Austin So Close to the Border). ATCF will become an independent organization on September 30, 2010.
Sheri Parks joins Marc Steiner on The Marc Steiner Show to talk about her new book Fierce Angels: The Strong Black Woman in American Life and Culture. In the book she takes on the history of the idea of the “strong black woman” and looks at what it means for contemporary women. She is Associate Professor and Co-Director of Graduate Studies in the American Studies department at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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