Posted on April 25, 2012 in Press Releases

Dearborn Community Town Hall: Rejecting Islamophobia

Washington, DC – The Arab American Institute and local Michigan-based community partners will hold a town hall to take a stand against Islamophobia in Dearborn this Sunday, April 29. The event, entitled Rejecting Islamophobia: A Community Stand Against Hate, is expected to bring out hundreds of local community members, including various community leaders and public officials. Organizers say Dearborn has become a convenient stomping ground for anti-Muslim groups who target Michigan’s Arab American and American Muslim residents. This town hall reflects the community’s determination to stand up against what the groups identify as one of the most egregious events held by the primary driving force behind the anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States. The aforementioned event is the so called “Jessica Mokdad Human Right Conference” which is being held on the same day.

AAI president Jim Zogby said:

This is clearly not the first time our community in Michigan has had to deal with a hate group. Despite repeated efforts to target Arab Americans and American Muslims, the community has remained resilient and poised, sometimes choosing to ignore the fervor. This group we cannot ignore and this is the time to stand up and make our voices loud and clear in opposition to the politics of division and bigotry.

What: Dearborn Community Town Hall: Rejecting Islamophobia: A Community Stand Against Hate

When: Sunday April, 29th 2012. From 1:00-3:30pm

Where: Doubletree Hotel in Dearborn (5801 Southfield Road)