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Workshop on ‘Demystifying Islamophobia’ Oct. 14

Oct. 11, 2012

Hélène Domon

Hélène Domon


“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.


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


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


  • 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.”


“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?”

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Media Contacts:

Hélène Domon,, 657-278-3498
Mimi Ko Cruz,, 657-278-7586

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