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Shared Challenges, Shared Opportunities: When Synagogues or Mosques Become Targets of Hate and Violence

Shared Challenges, Shared Opportunities: When Synagogues or Mosques Become Targets of Hate and Violence

Richmond
Melville Centre for Dialogue (KPU Richmond)

Description:

When Synagogues or Mosques become targets of hate and violence
 
In 2017, a mosque in Texas was burned down as an act of hate-filled violence. A synagogue opened its doors to Muslim community to share its facility to pray until the mosque was rebuilt. The news went viral and became headline news on major media including the CNN. http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/02/us/mosque-burns-synagogue-keys-trnd/index....
Also, it inspired a TV commercial.
 
Dr. Branfman, a surgeon by profession and board member of the synagogue, and Omar Rachid, a leader of the mosque will be traveling from Texas to share their story for the first time in Canada at KPU hosted event.
 
Shared Challenges, Shared Opportunities" is a day long public event co-hosted by Richmond RCMP,  KPU Campus Safety & Security, and Kwantlen Student Association.  Supported by KPU President's Diversity and Equity Committee, the event will be emceed by Insp. Baltej Dhillon who will also share his story about weathering the hate and controversy around the religious right of the RCMP Sikh officers to wear a turban. The event will include several faith groups, police, and larger community. It will also feature Noor Fader the young Muslim woman who was assaulted on sky train recently. KSA will contribute to student panel discussion and conclude with an endorsement of Collaboration Charter.
 

DETAILS:
Wed, March 21, 2018  (International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination)
9 am - 4 pm
KPU Richmond: Melville Centre for Dialogue
Early Registration is highly recommended: www.kpu.ca/shared-challenges

Detailed program will be emailed to registered participants.  

Contacts: cam.kowalski@kpu.ca &  gira.bhatt@kpu.ca
 

America/Vancouver Shared Challenges, Shared Opportunities: When Synagogues or Mosques Become Targets of Hate and Violence When Synagogues or Mosques become targets of hate and violence   In 2017, a mosque in Texas was burned down as an act of hate-filled violence. A synagogue opened its doors to Muslim community to share its facility to pray until the mosque was rebuilt. The news went viral and became headline news on major media including the CNN. http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/02/us/mosque-burns-synagogue-keys-trnd/index.... Also, it inspired a TV commercial.   Melville Centre for Dialogue (KPU Richmond) Richmond