A workshop to address common stereotypes about Muslims and Islam in today’s America will be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Wesleyan Chapel at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St.
Etin Anwar, associate professor and chairwoman of the Religious Studies program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, will lead the workshop.
Participants will be invited to share their stories and backgrounds, while also discussing strategies each has developed to help address Islamaphobia, given the frequent misrepresentation of Islam and its followers.
The workshop discusses what Islam means to Muslims and how they feel about being Muslim in America. One goal is to engage participants to reflect on why appreciation of religious and racial diversity makes America better and stronger.