Modern Islamophobia: Muslims in Europe and the U.S.
UConn and the Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut invite you to a community conversation featuring: Dr. Mehnaz M. Afridi
Generous funding provided by the UConn Zachs Fund for Holocaust Education
When: Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 3 – 5 pm
Where: UConn School of Social Work, Zachs Community Room
1798 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford
Light refreshments will be served.
The event is free, but RSVP is required: SSWEvents@uconn.edu
Dr. Mehnaz M. Afridi is an assistant professor of religion at Manhattan College, she teaches courses about Islam and the Holocaust, and is director of the college’s Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center. Dr. Afridi is a Pakistani-born Muslim who devotes her energies to documenting the Nazi decimation of European Jewry and how it relates to other faiths, especially her own. She is a member of the ethics and religion committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, and her first book Shoah Through Muslim Eyes was published in December 2015 (Academic Studies Press).
For more on Dr. Alfridi's journey, hear her tell her story in this video.