Beyond Islamophobia: How American Stories Transform Communities

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 -
8:30am to 1:30pm EDT
New York University; Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life; 238 Thompson Street; NYC
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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.

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


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All interested funders.


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM - 1:30 PM Program (lunch will be served)

Registration is required by October 3.

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (No fee)

Guests of Organizers: Please email with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number. Please indicate by which organizer you were invited. (no fee)

Non-Member Funders: Please email ($150 fee)

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.

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