Beyond Islamophobia: How American Stories are Transforming Communities aims to highlight fresh thinking from artists and activists who disrupt the noxious, bigoted cultural narrative to advance cross-community understanding and social cohesion for mutual well-being of Muslim, Arab and South Asian (MASA) and the broader non-MASA communities. Moving beyond the defensive frame of fighting Islamophobia, speakers will share their fresh thinking and experience in the public square to inspire and encourage engagement and support for this work through unique storytelling.
This funders briefing will build on the 2017 The Roles of Arts & Culture to Address Islamophobia funders briefing conversations.
The goal for our learning is to continue to stimulate a cross-pollination of ideas, strengthen connections and plant seeds for greater collaboration among funders working in this area and along aligned intersections.
- What kind of creative collaborations can encourage social cohesion in our communities
- Where currently thinking and practices exist that can be adapted to advance mutual wellbeing
- How storytelling is contributing to narrative shift in communities
This briefing offers an opportunity to discover new possibilities to spark next action steps.
A Philanthropy New York Collaborative Program with Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, John Brademas Center of New York University, and New York Grantmakers in the Arts
- Kalia Abiade, Program Director, Pillars Fund
- Zaheer Ali, Oral historian, Brooklyn Historical Society
- Farhan Latif, CEO, El Hibri Foundation
- Meira Neggaz, Executive Director, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
- Hussein Rashid, Adjunct Professor, Barnard College, Columbia University
- Nigel Redden, General Director, Spoleto Festival USA
- Sokeo Ros, Artist
- Flash Rosenberg, Graphic Animator
- Kashif Shaikh, Co-founder and Executive Director, Pillars Fund
- Shariq Siddiqui, Visiting Director/Assistant Professor, Muslim Philanthropy Initiative, Lilly School of Philanthropy
- Eddie Torres, President and CEO, Grantmakers in the Arts
- Cristal Chanelle Truscott, Theater Director & Founder, Progress Theatre
All interested funders.
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM Program (lunch will be served)
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