After September 11, 2001, George Bush declared that the US was not at war with Islam. Unfortunately, Muslim immigrants still bore much of the brunt of the US government’s policies targeting “potential terrorists” through stricter immigration policies and immigration policies. Recently, the Department of Homeland Security ended a program that resulted in the deportation of thousands of Muslim immigrants for no other reason than their religion, but US policies and attitudes toward Muslim-Americans and Muslim immigrants are still very different than before 9/11.
As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, join UChicago Coalition for Immigrant Rights for a night of conversation with activists, students, and legal experts, about how the experiences of immigrant communities were changed by the attacks and America’s response.
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 7:00 PM
University of Chicago, Stuart Hall 101
5835 South Greenwood Avenue
- Christina Abraham, Esq., Council on American-Islamic Relations- Chicago
- Alaa Mukkahal, Immigrant Youth Justice League
- Lubna Farooq, MECCA
- Hoda Hassan from UChicago MSA
(P.S. Thanks also to Cindy, who is an awesome IYJL member and part of UChicago Coalition for Immigrant Rights, and has been a crucial part in organizing this event).