Islamophobia – Addressing Stereotypes

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Dear Campus Community,

The Office of Inclusive Excellence is launching a new YouTube Channel entitled Spotlight Series. The purpose of this series is to explore and raise awareness about issues that affect our campus and wider society, including anti-Semitism, gender equity, free speech, and immigration among others.

The topic of the first installment is Islamophobia or fear of Islam and Muslim people. I explore this topic with UCI student Aya Hallak, an international studies major and participant in the Olive Tree Initiative.

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You are also invited to a special guest lecture by Reza Aslan, Author of the New York Times Bestseller, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.

     Date: Tuesday, May 2
     Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
     Location: Irvine Barclay Theatre

Dr. Aslan’s talk, Fear Inc. Confronting Islamophobia in America, will explore the nature of prejudice and strategies to counter bias and hate in our time.Islamophobia – Addressing StereotypesIslamophobia – Addressing Stereotypes

Tickets are free for UCI students, staff, and faculty with valid UCI identification. RSVP soon; reservations close on Monday, May 1 at 12:00 p.m.

I look forward to seeing you at this important event.


Expect Equity, Support Diversity and Practice Inclusion,

Douglas M. Haynes, Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity and Inclusion