The Center for Race and Gender at the University of California, Berkeley, Organization of Islamic Conference, Council on American-Islamic Relations, and GTU’s Center for Islamic Studies will host a two-day conference focusing on the growing Islamophobia phenomena in the United States and its impacts on American Muslims and relations with the Muslim world. At present the airwaves, news, T.V. shows and centers of culture production are filled with Islamophobic content thus making racism directed at Muslims and Islam a fully sanctioned discourses affecting American Muslims as well as shaping foreign policy discourses.
The conference will bring together researchers, academics, community advocates and representatives of the Organization of Islamic Conference for a two day conference to share analysis, findings and policy recommendation. Furthermore, the conference will seek to document the ideological, institutional and financial interests entangled in the production and dissemination of Islamophobic contents in the US and in Europe and exploring the primary desired outcomes, in the short and long terms. The papers presented at the conference will be published in UC Berkeley’s Islamophobia Studies Journal inaugural edition Fall, 2011.
More information about the program and the speakers can be found here: Islamophobia Production and Re-Defining Global “Security” Agenda for the 21st Century | Center For Race Gender | CRG
The conference has a livestream that can be watched HERE but also at this page: