Countering Anti-Muslim Opposition to Mosque and Islamic Center Construction and Expansion

25 May 2022


Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

Webinar speakers:

• Dr. Elizabeth Yates – Researcher and Report Co-author; Senior Researcher, Anti-Semitism Human Rights First
• Dr. Sultan Chaudhry – President, McLean Islamic Center
• Rachel Brown – Founder and Executive Director, Over Zero
• Dr. Kathleen Foley – Mayor of Cold Spring, NY; Founder and Principal, Mirador Consulting, LLC
• Amy V. Doukoure, ESQ. – Civil Rights Attorney, CAIR MI
• Dalia Mogahed – Director of Research, ISPU

Opposition to the construction and expansion of mosques and community centers for Muslims in the United States has been documented since the 1980s. The growth of the Muslim community in the U.S. and the emergence of more prominent and purpose-built dedicated places of worship made new mosques more susceptible to opposition. Since the 1980s and through to the present, mosques across the U.S. face anti-mosque activity, including arson, vandalism, break-ins, and hate activity. According to research, the last decade saw the highest levels of opposition to mosques and more than a quarter of mosques faced opposition to construction or expansion. Join ISPU as we share a new toolkit that offers recommendations and resources to understand, preempt, and challenge opposition to mosque and Islamic center construction and expansion.

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Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Sponsored By: 
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding