The Roles of Arts & Culture in Addressing Islamophobia

Monday, March 13, 2017 -
8:00am to 6:00pm EDT
New York University; Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life; 238 Thompson Street; NYC
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Islamophobia is escalating rapidly across the country, fueling fear, discrimination and hate crimes against Muslim, Arab and South Asian communities. In recent months, we have borne witness to a growing number of hostile acts including vandalism, intimidation and verbal and physical attacks on vulnerable people. This growing crisis has propelled multidisciplinary funders to seek out new ideas and strategies to be responsive to galloping need. 

The funders briefing will be a day of learning and discussion with creative thought leaders, artists and philanthropy professionals on how arts and culture can diffuse the cultural tensions and “othering” that drive Islamophobia.

  • The role of art in shifting cultural narratives
  • The kind of creative partnerships and collaborations that can serve as an effective response to encourage pluralism and harmony in our communities 
  • Meaningful mechanisms that currently exist or can be adapted to magnify mutual wellbeing

This briefing offers a chance for funders to weigh these and other vital questions and propose concrete next steps for action.

A Philanthropy New York Collaborative Program with ArtPlace America, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Ford Foundation, John Brademas Center of New York University, New York Community Trust, and New York Foundation.

List of Speakers

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All Funders.


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

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Program (lunch will be provided)

Reception to follow

Registration is required by March 10.

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