South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy (SANSAD) Racism Today: Public Forum In Memory of the Gurdwara Killings in Wisconsin and the attacks on mosques in the US

Posted by admin on Aug 31st, 2012

Saturday, September 8
2.00 pm- 5.00 pm
Room 2245
Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings Street, Vancouver

Panelists: Harsha Walia (NOII), Indira Prahst (Langara College), Itrath Syed (Simon Fraser University), Tony McAleer (former Skinhead; Life After Hate)
Moderator: Summer Pervez (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)

The racist killings of 6 people in the Oak Creek Gurudwara on August 5 shocked people across the world and drew widespread condemnation. This was followed by attacks on several mosques, including the burning of a mosque in Missouri. These attacks are the culmination of hundreds of attacks on the Sikh and Muslim communities in the US since Sept 11, 2001. These racist attacks need to be placed in the perspective of the wider social and political scene that enables them. We must think of what we need to do to end such violent expressions of hate and the systemic construction of threatening aliens among us.

For more information contact: Chin Banerjee: 604-421-6752

Supported by: Committee of Progressive Pakistani Canadians (CPPC) and  SFPIRG.

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