Racial justice lecture set Feb. 2

Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim woman elected to the Michigan Legislature, will deliver the next MCC Lecture Series talk, titled “Take on Hate: Silence is Not an Option,” on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. in Stevenson Center Room 1100.

The event is free and open to the public.

Tlaib is an advisor to the Campaign to Take on Hate, a racial justice movement to prevent the increase of hate crimes. Led by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), the project challenges our country’s growing and accepted discrimination against Arab and Muslim Americans by inspiring a positive perception of Arab and Muslim Americans, including Arab and Muslim refugees, creating systematic policy changes at the national and local levels, and building greater capacity for this community as a whole.

In 2009, she became the first Muslim American woman to serve in the Michigan Legislature and only the second Muslim woman in history to be elected to any state legislature in America.

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