Hate Crimes

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FILM - "The Shadow of Hate"

Monday, November 14, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Shadow of Hate, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, was produced by academy-award winning filmmaker Charles Guggenheim.  Using actual historical footage, photographs and voices closest to the events documented,  the film exposes the founding and ongoing history of our nation’s troubled  identity: upholding the virtue of protecting human rights and democracy while simultaneously scapegoating and persecuting those deemed different, inferior, or evil.  The Shadow of Hate chronicles this haunting legacy of discrimination and violence

Islamophobia: Voices from the Front Line

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 7:00pm

Voices from the Front Line moderated by the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia at AFSC Georgia Peace Center

A new report asserts that anti-Muslim prejudice has worsened in recent years, but argues the trend could be reversed with greater community outreach....The report, "Same hate, New Target: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States," was released June 23 by the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the University of California Berkeley's Center for Race and Gender.

Islamophobia: The Impact on American Life

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

A Panel of scholars and activists will explore the connections between the political  demonization of Islam as a religion and media promoted fear of Arabs Muslims and ways both distort how the United States pursues its foreign policy. Emory University Center for Ethics and the Muslim Student Association.

Panelists:

Asad Abdulla, Muslim Student Association

M. Khurram Baig, GA Assoc. of Muslim Lawyers

Jiway Tung, Country Rep. Indonesia, AFSC

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