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Becoming Allies: Muslim-Jewish Solidarity in the Face of Islamophobia and Antisemitism

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 4:00 PM – Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 9:30 AM
Robert Sutherland Hall
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February 28th and 29th
"Becoming Allies: Muslim-Jewish Solidarity in the Face of Islamophobia and Antisemitism"

Feb. 28th, 4:00-6:00 pm
Public Lecture: “Confronting the Pushback against Muslim-Jewish Solidarity”
Robert Sutherland Hall
Historian Barry Trachtenberg (Wake Forest University) and Sociologist Rabab Abdulhadi (San Francisco State) will speak about their experience as scholars and educators in the area of ethnic and religious studies on United States campuses.

Feb. 29th, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Panels and Discussion: A Symposium: Islamophobia & Antisemitism, Past and Present
Donald Gordon Centre
(Limited seating available. Please register with Prof. Salzmann of History [])


How can Muslims and Jews establish a common ground of historical and cultural understanding needed to dispel ignorance and defend against the upsurge of hatred and violence that targets them and many racialised and marginalized groups in Canada and the United States? On February 28th and 29th, historians, social scientists, cultural critics, journalists, and advocates in the area of human rights will take part in a two-day symposium on the topic of “Becoming Allies: Muslim-Jewish Solidarity in the Face of Islamophobia and Antisemitism.”


Sponsored by: Department of History, Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives, and Jewish Studies


Ariel Salzmann
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