Standing Up to Islamophobia: What to Do When You See It

Sunday, January 29
2 PM4:30 PM EST
Montclair Fire Headquarters
1 Pine Street, Montclair, New Jersey 07042

Jewish Voice for Peace opposes ALL forms of bigotry, whether anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, or anti-Arab. Islamophobia — the prejudice against or hatred of Islam or Muslims — is a growing problem in America. There has been a rise in hate crimes following the demeaning of Muslims and immigrants during the presidential election campaign, and many of the new Trump administration’s appointments only add to our concerns.

Please join us for a program that will help us understand and address this dangerous situation.
 Hear attorney Omar Mohammedi discuss recent developments in New Jersey as well as broader policy issues. Among Mr. Mohammedi’s clients in over twenty years of civil rights work were a mosque in Bridgewater that was denied a permit, the Rutgers Muslim Student Association that was the target of illegal government surveillance, the estate of Amadou Diallo, shot 41 times by the NYPD, and imams who were arrested for praying at the airport. He is a lecturer at Fordham Law School and was the first Muslim, as well as the first Arab, New York City Commissioner on Human Rights, serving for more than a decade.
 Participate in an interactive workshop on how bystanders can stand up to Islamophobia when incidents occur. The workshop will be co-facilitated by Alana Krivo-Kaufman, senior regional organizer for national Jewish Voice for Peace, along with Northern NJ JVP chapter member Jon Moscow.