RSVP is not required but appreciated. This event is free and open to the public.
Opening remarks by University of San Francisco President Fr. Paul Fitzgerald, SJ.
Keynote address by Dr. Clarence Jones on MLK’s Time to Break Silence
Followed by Lunch
12:45-2:30 Workshop No Ban! No Wall! Resistance to the criminalization of immigrant, refugee, and undocumented communities
Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, Assistant Professor, Leadership Studies
Cinthya Munoz-Ramos, immigrant rights advocate and Legislative Director for Supervisor Richard Valle in Alameda County
Elica Vafaie, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
Guadalupe Vela Orozco, senior at June Jordan School for Equity, Director of the 4U club
María Zaragoza, senior at June Jordan School for Equity, co-authored the Undocumented, Unafraid, and United Students Resolution presented to SFUSF School Board.
Miriam Uribe, senior at USF, undocumented activist involved in various initiatives at USF
How can each of us stand up for the rights of undocumented immigrants in this moment? In this workshop, Bay Area activist leaders frame and provide an update on the the current moment legislatively in terms of the rights of undocumented young people, and share the important work they are doing as an inspiration for what each of us can do as campus leaders, students, and San Francisco Bay Area community members.
2:40-4:25 Panel and Workshop: Counteracting Anti-Muslim Discrimination in Connection with Other Targeted Communities
Aaron Hahn Tapper, Mae and Benjamin Swig Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, Theology & Religious Studies
James Taylor, Professor, Politics
Aysha Hidayatullah, Associate Professor, Theology & Religious Studies
Madihha Ahussain, Muslim Advocates, Head of Program to Counter Anti-Muslim Hate
Lara Kiswani, Executive Director, Arab Resource & Organizing Center
The alarming resurgence of hate crimes and other forms of discrimination aimed against many communities threatens the fabric of our country. Join us for a critical interactive discussion and workshop on counteracting hate through our voices and actions. Brief faculty remarks will be followed by conversations with legal advocates and grass-roots organizers.
4:30-5:30 “The Deadly Threat of Islamophobia & How Can We Stand Together Against Hatred”
Keynote Address on Islamophobia by Dr. Suzanne Barakat, Chair of Our Three Winners Foundation and UCSF Family Medicine Resident
5:30-7 Artist Performances and Closing: Comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh, Spoken Word Artist Mohammed Bilal, Diana Kalaji, and the Lyricist Lounge