Virtual Conference: 4th Annual Challenging Islamophobia Conference

Tuesday 12 October 2021, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm EDT, online (USA)


Hate Crimes continue to rise. Islamophobia continues to be a major issue in America. After the postponement of the 2020 conference, CAIR-MN is back hosting the largest Conference on Challenging Islamophobia in the nation. With national and regional experts and international speakers. This conference is a must for all those interested in learning about Islamophobia and playing a critical role in challenging it.

Topics addressed at this daylong forum, co-sponsored and hosted by Augsburg University, include: Islamophobia and the media, intersections of Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and white nationalism/supremacy, impacts of Islamophobia and hate, and Greater Minnesota and learning ways we can challenge Islamophobia in our society.

Breakout sessions will address challenges of Islamophobia-based bullying, responding to hate in Minnesota and at the national level. This conference aims to inform and equip participants to effectively challenge Islamophobia in their personal lives and work settings.

Confirmed conference national speakers include:

  • Dr. Evelyn Alsultany: leading expert on the history of representations of Arabs and Muslims in the U.S. media and on forms of anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racism, coordinates student internships at Arab and Muslim American organizations.
  • Dr. Hatem Bazian: co-founder and professor of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College, and founder of the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project at the Center for Race and Gender, University of California-Berkeley.
  • Dr. Todd Green: professor of religion, public scholar, and author on challenging Islamophobia and championing interfaith collaboration.

Invited speakers also include Congresswoman Ilhan Omar among others national experts on Islamophobia.

Previous Challenging Islamophobia conferences drew over 350 attendees, including school administrators, government employees, corporate diversity and inclusion leaders, non-profit leaders and elected officials, students, and community activists.

This year’s event is co-sponsored by Augsburg University Campus Ministry & Political Science Department and over 50 national and local organizations. Other organizations, companies, or individuals interested in sponsorship packages please contact Patti at or Melissa at mbosc@cair.


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