From smaller conflicts that play out in local papers and community meetings to international media frenzies, Muslims have faced increasing attacks on their right to freely practice their religion, build institutions and strengthen their communities. Join us for a panel discussion on the lessons learned from a decade of anti-Muslim rhetoric and hate-mongering, including an analysis of the organized and well-funded networks of Islamophobic activists and organizations that have instigated many of these conflicts.
Common Cause New York will be officially releasing their handbook, “Park 51 and Beyond: Building Community from Controversy”, an analysis of the manufactured controversy surrounding the Park 51 project, featuring a toolkit for communities facing similar attacks.
Udi Ofer, New York Civil Liberties Union
Susan Lerner, Common Cause New York
Peter Montgomery, People for the American Way
Megan Putney, Muslim Consultative Network
Tuesday, November 15th 2011
The Commons Brooklyn
388 Atlantic Avenue (between Bond and Hoyt)
Hoyt-Schermerhorn; A, C and G
Bergen Street; F
Atlantic-Pacific; B, M, Q, R, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Flatbush Avenue; LIRR
B63 and B65