Breaking the Melting Pot: Realities of Race, Racism and Religion in America

February 01 '2018 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mayser Gymnasium

  • Imam Khalid Latif

Imam Khalid Latif

University Chaplain for New York University, Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU, and Chaplain for the NYPD

Tensions in the United States are present as realities of race and class are becoming harder to deny. Imam Khalid Latif examines the dissonance that exists between conflict surrounding race, religion, and class and the aspirational ideals of the United States. He will explore how we can work together toward achieving pluralism in a time where the country seems so divided.

This talk was proposed by Joe Pritchett and is sponsored by the Office of Faith & Meaning.
Common Hour enables the entire Franklin & Marshall College community to gather for culturally and academically enriching events at midday each Thursday during the academic year. This opportunity to engage in a campus-wide dialogue originates with Common Hour and then extends beyond the confines of 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. into classrooms, house commons, dining halls and beyond.