February 28, 2016: Stand Together DuPage with your Muslim Neighbor

Video and news coverage of my speech at the event:

“DuPage United’s Solidarity Campaign is intended to create a counter-narrative, replacing “us” and “them” with “we the people.” Much of islamophobia is based on misinformation and fear of the unknown. The one-to-one conversations for the launch event on Feb 28 are meant to build small bridges of understanding…

We want to make clear the shared American values that bind us into “we”. Over the course of this campaign, we hope to build a critical mass that will be able to push back against political hate talk. This is vital especially as the election campaign goes into full swing… Developing interfaith voices starts by talking one-to-one, with each other. Together, we can speak out in solidarity and, in unison, overcome hate and fear.” (http://dupageunited.org/events/2016/2/28/stand-together-dupage-with-your-muslim-neighbor)