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Workshop on ‘Demystifying Islamophobia’ Oct. 14

Oct. 11, 2012

Hélène Domon

Hélène Domon

What:

“Demystifying Islamophobia,” a workshop on the religion of Islam in America and abroad, will be held Oct. 14 at Cal State Fullerton. The workshop is one in a series being sponsored by CSUF’s Modern Languages and Literatures Department, French Club and the Left Bank of Orange County. The workshop is free and open to the public.

When:

Sunday, Oct. 14
6-8 p.m.

Where:

Humanities-Social Sciences Building, Room 123
Cal State Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton

Speakers:

  • Hélène Domon, CSUF professor of French, will discuss “Manufacturing Anti-Semitism(s): An Interpretation of Umberto Eco’s ‘The Prague Cemetery’.”
  • Mahamood Hassan, CSUF professor of accounting, will discuss “On America, Islam and Progress.”
  • Ameena Mirza Qazi, deputy executive director and staff attorney for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Los Angeles will discuss “The Rise of Islamophobia in the U.S.A. and Western Europe.”
  • Maryam Morsali Sullivan, CSUF graduate student majoring in history, will discuss “Anders Breivik and the Spread and Acceptance of Islamophobia in Europe and the United States.”

Quote:

“The workshops are conceived as open community forums where anyone can request to speak,” Domon said.

Up Next:

The next workshop will focus on “Sustainable Societies.” It is set for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28 in Room 123 of the Humanities-Social Sciences Building. It will feature author John Boik, president of New Earth BioMed and a visiting scientist at UC Irvine, who will discuss his book “Creating Sustainable Societies: The Rebirth of Democracy and Local Economies”; and Joel Robinson, a professional naturalist and president of Naturalist For You, who will address “Do We Need Nature To Survive?”

More Info:

http://www.meetup.com/The-Left-Bank-of-Orange-County/ 


Media Contacts:

Hélène Domon, hdomon@fullerton.edu, 657-278-3498
Mimi Ko Cruz, mkocruz@fullerton.edu, 657-278-7586

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