Islamophobia 101 Zahra Billoo As the Executive Director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations – San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA) chapter, Zahra Billoo strives to promote justice and understanding at local and national levels and to empower the community, while building bridges with allies on key civil rights issues. She is a 2010 recipient of the San Francisco Minority Bar Coalition’s Unity Award and a 2011 recipient of the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California’s Public Interest Attorney of the Year Award.
This session will enable participants to better understand anti-Muslim hate, frequently referred to as Islamophobia. This workshop will highlight challenges facing American Muslims in recent years as well as the various factors that contribute to the targeting of Muslims and other minorities alike including government policies and the media. For more about CAIR-SFBA go to: http://ca.cair.com/sfba/
Zahra can be contacted at: [masked] (bio available at http://ca.cair.com/sfba/about ).
After the Forum, please join us for a buffet lunch at 12:15pm. The lunch is complimentary for first-time visitors and students.