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Friday, June 15 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Shariah, Race, and American Islam: Case of Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

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In 1996, NBA player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, a Muslim, refused to stand for the national anthem. This interactive lesson reenacts a divisive debate within the Muslim community about the role of patriotism, race, history, and shariah (Islamic law). Despite the fact that the Muslim American community is the most racially and ethnically diverse religious community in the U.S., this lesson questions the notion that diversity inoculates us from difficult conversations about race and racism.

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Alison Kysia

Alison Kysia is the project director of “Islamophobia: a people’s history teaching guide” at Teaching for Change. Previously, she designed Islamic studies and anti-Islamophobia teaching modules for adult education audiences, including religious leaders, social justice activists, and teachers. She taught U.S., world, and Islamic history in an urban community college and English language to adult immigrants. Kysia holds a B.A. in Race, Class, and Gender Studies and a M.A. in History. In addition to being an educator and curriculum developer, she is also an avid potter who is creating a three-part public art exhibit called “Islamophobia: A dhikr in clay.”, Teaching for Change
Alison Kysia is the project director of "Islamophobia: a people's history teaching guide" at Teaching for Change. Previously, she designed Islamic studies and anti-Islamophobia teaching modules for adult education audiences, including religious leaders, social justice activists, and... Read More →


Friday June 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 118