"The Price of Inclusion: Can Muslims Gain Acceptance as Other Religious Minorities Have?"
Rosemary Corbett, Visiting Professor at Bard Prison Initiative
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
5:30 pm - Stahr Auditorium in Stager Hall
A common story told during the last two decades is that Muslim Americans will eventually gain broad acceptance like Catholic and Jewish Americans have. While it is impossible to know the future with certainty, we can question the assumptions this narrative makes about the past. Has such acceptance actually been won? If so, at what cost? And what does this indicate about future prospects for Muslims in America?
"How Does It Feel to Still be a Problem? Being Young and Muslim in America"
Moustafa Bayoumi, Professor of English, Brooklyn College
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
5:30 pm - Bonchek Lecture Hall in the Life Sciences & Philosophy Building
Being young and Muslim in the United States has only gotten more difficult since the terrorist attacks of 2001. In this lecture, award-winning author Moustafa Bayoumi discusses the difficulties that young Muslims have faced over the last 16 years and the new challenges confronting them today in the Trump era.