The recent mass shooting in Orlando has sparked a spike in anti-Muslim bigotry, which had already been soaring as a result of the hateful rhetoric of the current election season. To help discuss ways to reverse the trend, we talk with Deepa Iyer, senior fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion and author of “We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future,” Kameelah Rashad, the Muslim Chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania and founder of the Muslim Wellness Foundation, and Tariq Toure, a Baltimore activist, essayist, poet, and author of “Black Seeds: The Poetry and Reflections of Tariq Toure.” Amardeep Singh, program officer in Open Society Foundation’s National Security and Human Rights Campaign, will moderate.
Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse will have a table to sell the panelists’ books and we will have food at the conclusion of the event for Muslims to break the Ramadan fast.
Turpin-Lamb Theatre, Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University; 7pm
The Murphy Fine Arts Center (MFAC) is located on the campus of Morgan State University in Northeast Baltimore on Argonne Dr. between Hillen Rd and Harford Rd.
PARKING: At the Murphy Fine Arts Center, parking is free in the “Y” lot. Access the “Y” lot from Argonne Drive. Turn onto McCallum Drive. Travel straight through 1st STOP sign, to reach the rear of the Murphy Fine Arts Center. Bear to right at 2nd STOP sign. See parking lot entrance on left.