Fear Inc: Confronting Islamophobia in America

Posted by University of Pennsylvania on February 13, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 4:30 p.m.

Levin Family Dean’s Forum Lecture

Fear Inc: Confronting Islamophobia in America

Featuring internationally renowned writer, commentator, professor, producer, and scholar of religions Reza Aslan.

Penn Museum, Harrison Auditorium
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

In a world where Muslim people are so often colored by one sweeping prejudicial brush, Reza Aslan’s principled and logical defense is a direly needed corrective. In a talk rich in historical and factual detail, he will deliver a wake-up call for North Americans to confront and abolish hatred and discrimination against Muslim people—otherwise known as Islamophobia. As the American Muslim population is predicted to more than double over the next two decades (from 2.6 million in 2010 to 6.2 million in 2030), eradicating Islamophobia for good should be first and foremost in the minds of everyone who dreams of a more peaceful, equitable world.

Free and open to the public.
Seating is limited. Doors open at 4:00 p.m.

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The Levin Family Dean’s Forum is a celebration of the arts and sciences. Initiated in 1984, the Forum presents leading intellectual figures who exemplify the richness of the liberal arts. It also recognizes outstanding undergraduate and graduate students for their academic achievement and intellectual promise. The Levin Family Dean’s Forum is made possible by a generous gift from Stephen A. Levin, C’67, in honor of his sons Eric T. Levin, C’92, and Andrew Levin, C’14.

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