Friday, November 27 • 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Exposing and Confronting MLI and Creeping Normalcy

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Creeping Normalcy, faith-washing and the Muslim Leadership Initiative all result in efforts to normalize Israel’s occupation of Palestine. They assume that Palestinians and Israelis are on equal footing and that simple dialogue would lead to peace. Normalizing programs ignore the dynamic between occupier and occupier, between the oppressor and the oppressed.

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Imran Salha

Imran Salha currently the religious coordinator at the Islamic Center of Wheaton and also serves as an advisor for MAS Youth Chicago. Imran and his wife are currently medical students doing their rotations here in the Chicago area.

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Dr. Bilal Ansari

Bilal Ansari is imam and director of student life at Zaytuna College. He was formerly the first Muslim chaplain and assistant director for the Center of Learning in Action at Williams College. Mr. Ansari served as Muslim chaplain in state and federal prisons for more than 16 years... Read More →
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Dr. Hatem Bazian

Dr. Hatem Bazian is the chairman of the American Muslims for Palestine. He is also a senior lecturer in the departments of Near Eastern and Ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Bazian is the co-founder of the first chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine... Read More →
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Kristin Szremski

Kristin Szremski is the current director of media and communications for the American Muslims for Palestine. She is an award-winning investigative reporter and editor. In 2010, CNN International featured Ms. Szremski in a series of videos about Ramadan. The Huffington Post featured... Read More →

Friday November 27, 2015 8:00pm - 9:15pm CST
Ballroom ED

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