Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Open Dialogue: Learning from our Nation’s History

Fifty years ago, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which grew out of
decades of resistance to the segregation and discrimination that restricted the lives of numerous
citizens in the United States. Islam has always been a strong proponent of equality
for every human being. Minorities have a strong will and character due in great part to
the struggles they have encountered in their everyday lives. This open forum will address
worldwide racism, gender discrimination, and faith discrimination, and ways in which MSA
and ISNA have contributed positively to combating these issues.
Speakers: Dalia Mogahed, Keith Ellison, Nihad Awad,
Laila Muhammad, John Esposito, Siraj Wahhaj

Moderator: Ihsan Bagby

6:00 – 7:15 PM
Session 9
Hall A