Symposium on Religion, Racism, and Religious Racism (Live Streaming Available)

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April 25, 2019 to April 26, 2019
North Carolina, United States
Subject Fields: 
Race Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Black History / Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Human Rights

On April 25 and April 26, 2019, the Africana Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte will host its 17th Annual Symposium, “Religion, Racism, and Religious Racism: The Color of Faith Discrimination.” The symposium will open on April 25 with a moderated discussion with Babalorixá Gustavo Melo Cerqueira titled “Religious Racism in Brazil: Evangelical Extremism Against African Diaspora Faiths.” On April 26, the event will continue with five hour-long panels, as well as a special midday presentation by Dr. Abbas Barzegar, Director of Research and Advocacy at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

The opening event on April 25 will be held in the auditorium at UNC Charlotte’s Center City Campus. The remainder of the symposium will be held at UNC Charlotte’s Main Campus in Atkins Library Room 143 (space is limited).

The opening event will be live streamed on Youtube. Other panels and presentations will be accessible by video conference for registered attendees.

The entire symposium is free and open to the public. For more information, visit our website. Click here to register.

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