Islamophobia and Palestine: A Panel Discussion
Hosted by Jews Against Islamophobia Coalition
Novemeber 11th, 2014 at the Asian American Writers Workshop in New York City
The panel addresses the personal and political impact on the Muslim community of Israel's most recent assault on Gaza, the increase in Islamophobia, the connections and intersections between the two, and how this particularly played out in NYC.
Community leader, organizer, and civil rights activist who is National Advocacy Director for the National Network for Arab American Communities and Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York
Human rights lawyer and activist who is National Lawyers Guild National Vice President and Criminal Defense Attorney with the Legal Aid Society, New York City
A New York-based freelance journalist whose work focuses on Israel/Palestine and who has reported extensively on the anti-Muslim right-wing, their connections with the Israel lobby and how those connections influence debate and discourse in the U.S.
Marjorie Dove Kent -- Welcome, Jews Against Islamophobia
Elly Bulkin -- Moderator, Jews Against Islamophobia and co-author, Islamophobia & Israel
Panelists will address such issues as:
- the rise of Islamophobia and harassment in their communities during the assault & the ongoing implications of those attacks;
- the role of city council, the Mayor's office and other government institutions in perpetuating and supporting Islamophobia and pro-Israeli government politics;
- anti-Muslim bias in US news coverage and analysis;
-- and how local and international events relate to our political work in NYC.