United States of Islamophobia Database – Presentation
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 4:00 – 5:00 pm at Alameda County Law Library
Speaker – Elsadig Elsheikh, Director, Global Justice Program, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley recently released a searchable, public database of anti-Muslim bills designed to institutionalize the exclusion of Muslims from society. The database also identifies the state legislators across the country who sponsored or advocated for the legislation. The database includes detailed information on 216 bills introduced, since 2010, in 43 state legislatures that sought to ban “Sharia law,” or a set of guiding principles, from being considered by United States courts.
Mr. Elsheikh will discuss why and how the Haas Institute decided to develop the database, as well as, demonstrate the database, and discuss the implications nationally and internationally of “othering” and fueling public fear of Muslims and Islam.
Elsadig Elsheikh is the Director of the Global Justice program at the Haas Institute, where he oversees the program’s projects on food system, global equity, and human rights. Elsadig holds degrees and training from Panteion University/Athens, Greece, the Ohio State University/Ohio, SIT Graduate Institute/Vermont, and Columbia University/New York
More information about the release of the databases is available HERE.
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1 Hour of Participatory MCLE Credit in Recognition and Elimination of Bias $25 advance registration, $35 day of event