Program Addresses Incidents, Response to Muslim Bigotry
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2011 – American University Washington College of Law will host a program titled “Responding to Anti-Muslim Bigotry” on Wednesday, Jan. 26 from noon – 2 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the Program on Law & Government and the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.
Incidents of bias against Muslims have been on the rise since 9/11, but have intensified in recent months. This bias has taken the form of acts of violence, opposition to construction of places of worship, and discrimination in the workplace and schools.
This program will bring together experts from the Department of Justice, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, academia, and the public interest sector to discuss the reasons for the rising number of incidents, the particular problems that Muslims face, and the solutions that government officials and others have pursued.
When: January 26, 2011
Noon – 2 p.m.
Where: American University Washington College of Law – Room 603
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20016
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