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.

All are welcome

This event is free and open to the public. 

Venue info

This event will take place on Level Five at the Guthrie Theater.

About Happenings

As part of the Level Nine Series, the Guthrie is committed to offering Happenings, periodic community gatherings in response to local and national current events, creating a forum in which citizens can grapple with today's biggest topics and questions. 

  • 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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The Guthrie’s Level Nine Series is made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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