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2023 Islamophobia Gala | Newark
March 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm$50 – $1000
ISC’s Annual Fundraising Gala & Dinners will take place this year on March 18 & 19th, in Newark and Sacramento respectively, 2023’s theme is “The New Crusades: Islamophobia & the Global War on Muslims”. Join us for dinner right before Ramadan begins; Professor Khaled Beydoun will be going over materials from and releasing his new book which lucidly illustrates how converging systems of subordination, power, and violence related to Islamophobia are experienced across the globe.
Prof. Beydoun’s trenchant analysis and direct testimony from Muslims on the ground reveal how Islamophobia acts as a unifying global thread of state and social bigotry, instigating both liberal and right-wing hate-mongering. Whether imposed by way of hijab bans in France, state-sponsored hate speech and violence in India, or the network of concentration camps in China, Islamophobia unravels into distinct systems of demonization and oppression across the post-9/11 geopolitical landscape. Islamophobia is not only a worldwide phenomenon—it stands as one of the world’s last bastions of acceptable hate.
May God bless all those who choose to donate this year, purify our work and reward you all ten-fold in this life and the next. We look forward to hosting you!
Professor Khaled A. Beydoun is a law professor, author, and public intellectual. He serves as a law professor at Wayne State University, a Scholar-in-Residence at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, and Associate Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights in Detroit. Professor Beydoun is the author of the critically acclaimed book American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear, and co-editor of Islamophobia and the Law – published by the University of Cambridge Press.
Professor Beydoun’s academic work has been featured in top academic journals, including the UCLA Law Review, Northwestern Law Review, the California Law Review, and the Harvard Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review. His insights have been featured in The New York Times, the Washington Post, the BBC, and ESPN. Professor Beydoun served on the US Commission for Civil Rights for three years and earned a coveted Open Society Foundations Equality Fellowship. He has been named one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims of the World and is currently working on his third book examining Islamophobia as a global phenomenon. In 2021, Professor Beydoun was named “Extraordinary Professor” by the University of Western Cape in South Africa, and he joined the Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice as a faculty member that very year.
Professor Beydoun is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and holds degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of Toronto, UCLA, and Harvard.
Dr. Hatem Bazian is a scholar of religion, politics, and globalization whose field specialties include Islamic Law, Awqaf and Fatawa Texts, Classical Arabic, Palestine, Islamophobia, Diaspora and Comparative Immigration, & American Law and Society.
Dr. Bazian is also a professor in the Departments of Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and an adviser to the Religion, Politics, and Globalization Center there. Prior to his post at Zaytuna College, he taught at UC Berkeley School of Law; UC Davis; San Francisco State University; Graduate Theological Union; Saint Mary’s College; and Diablo Valley College.