I Am America: Examining the Intersections of Racism and Islamophobia

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Wednesday June 9

12:00 PM  –  1:00 PM

I Am America:  Examining the Intersections of Racism and Islamophobia

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

12:00-1:00 PM EST


  • Haleh Karimi, Assistant Professor of Management at Bellarmine University
  • Edward Ahmed Mitchell, Deputy Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • Dr. Muhammad Babar, President of Muslim Americans for Compassion and Muhammad Ali Center Board Member 

Islamophobia has long been a part of racism and prejudice within the United States. During this discussion, our panel of experts will explore the intersections of racism and religion specifically through the lens of Muslim Americans. Our panelists will discuss the social implications of persistent Islamophobia in the United States, and the tremendous damage caused to our communities when bigotry and racism toward Muslims remains largely ignored and unaddressed by institutions of influence and power.  Our conversation will conclude with opportunities for compassionate action and inclusive community-building within Muhammad’s home city of Louisville, KY and beyond.


“I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.” –Muhammad Ali


 The 2021 I Am America Program Series is sponsored by LG&E and KU Energy