Happening: A Response to Islamophobia

6–9 p.m.
Level Five


On May 12, 2019, the Diyanet Mosque in New Haven, Connecticut, was found in flames. After arson was deemed the cause, a telling headline in The Washington Post asked: “Why didn’t anyone hear about it?” This act of Islamophobia isn’t an isolated incident: From the March shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, to the recent hate crime against Somali children in Faribault, Minnesota, the Muslim community remains on edge. In response to these tragic events, the Guthrie and the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations will host an evening of reflection and support on the heels of Ramadan. Muslims and allies are invited to a time of education, discussion, food and friendship in solidarity with our Muslim neighbors.

  • 6–9 p.m.

    Activities on Level Five

    • Halal food and beverages
    • Information about the Diyanet Mosque and local incidents of Islamophobia
    • Drop-in legal services by CAIR-MN
    • Prompt questions that invite public responses
    • Materials to make cards and write notes of support 
  • 7 p.m

    Teach-in and small group discussions facilitated by CAIR-MN

  • 8:30–9 p.m.

    Reflection, conversation and connection 

About the Council on American-Islamic Relations

CAIR-MN is Minnesota’s only Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice and empower American Muslims. Learn more at www.cairmn.org.

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