Thursday, November 17, 2016 (All day)
755 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420, USA
Come to the Follen Church in Lexington to learn how three Muslim Americans have experienced the past several months of political discourse, including the anti-Muslim sentiments stirred up during the presidential campaign. Panelists: -Aishah Abdul-Musawwir, Library Media Specialist, Cambridge Public Schools, member of Masjid An-Nur, Roxbury -Tahir Chaudhry, Former President, Islamic Society of Boston/Wayland, member of Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association -Saadia Ahmad, Master’s Degree Student in Conflict Resolution, UMass-Boston, specializing in religious conflict and interfaith dialogue Moderator: -Maggie Herzig, Follen Church member and Founding Associate, Essential Partners (formerly Public Conversations Project). Some questions for our guests: -What do you most wish non-Muslims understood about who you are and who you are not? -Are some stereotypes particularly upsetting? -Have you experienced supportive “ally” responses from non-Muslims? -What do you not want from those who wish to be supportive? This event is free and open to the public. Followed two days later by a tour of the Islamic Center of Boston Community Center.