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Namira Islam

Namira Islam

Human rights education lawyer & graphic designer. @MuslimARC Community Engagement Director. Former: legal aid, prisoners' rights, & UN war crimes tribunal. Views my own.

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  • canceled rsvp for Critical Anti-Islamophobia Part I Webinar 2019-11-13 01:03:17 -0500

    Critical Anti-Islamophobia Part I Webinar

    Modified for webinar format, this workshop aims to demonstrate the ideological roots and impact of Islamophobia on the lives of everyday people. Despite reports showing that Islamic terrorists pose a very small threat to Americans many are willing to divest from their civil liberties, encroach on American Muslims rights, and spend tax dollars on feeling more security.

    The Nation reported that the war on terror has cost this nation $5.6 trillion and the annual budget for the FBI’s counterrorism unit is $8.3 billion. The Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) reported that between 2008-2013, over $200 million was spent to foster hatred and anti-Muslim legislation. The current climate highlights the link between political discourse, media narratives, and interpersonal violence. With the current administration enacting the Muslim Ban, there has been an increased focus on Islamophobia from the Right, as well as the spike in anti-Muslim hate crimes leading up to the 2016 election and following. However many Islamophobic policies pre-date the current administration and have deep roots in anti-Black racism, genocide, and imperialism.

    This workshop aims to shed light on the ways in which Islamophobia is an outgrowth of structural racism, who it harms, and the ways in which the Islamophobia imperils our democracy. Participants will explore the roots of anti-Muslim bias, addressing the ways in which Muslims in the US are impacted by the criminal justice, immigration, and national security system.

    Are you a MuslimARC member?

    Membership starts at $15/month and webinar access is included in your membership. Please register to attend this webinar on the ARCHub at

    Not a MuslimARC member?

    Register below. One webinar pass for one attendee is $35.

    November 20, 2019 at 7pm
    $35.00 USD · RSVP

  • published Mark Crain in Testimonials 2019-10-07 14:44:24 -0400

    Mark Crain

    When we decided to hold a convening for our top volunteers to talk about the future of our intentional community-building and neighborhood revitalization effort, we knew that conversations on having a sound political analysis and confronting racism in our community had to be on the agenda. Through MuslimARC, we received expert instruction and facilitation that helped attendees unlock and unpack their experiences to bring their full selves to our workmaking it stronger, more informed, and more authentic.

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