Dr. Maha Hilal: Fighting Islamophobia, the War on Terror and Guantanamo Bay
March 16th, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. EST
Join Dispatches from the Struggle in welcoming Dr. Maha Hilal, Co-Director of Justice for Muslims Collective, organizer, researcher, writer, and author of the book Innocent Until Proven Muslim: Islamophobia, the War on Terror, and the Muslim Experience Since 9/11. Dr. Hilal will join us to discuss Islamophobia, the War on Terror and Guantanamo Bay, with moderator Jamila Hammami, Co-Organizer of External and Labor Relations at the Adjunct Project.
Dr. Maha Hilal is a researcher and writer on institutionalized Islamophobia and author of the book Innocent Until Proven Muslim: Islamophobia, the War on Terror, and the Muslim Experience Since 9/11. Her writings have appeared in Vox, Al Jazeera, Middle East Eye, Newsweek, Business Insider, and Truthout, She is also Co-Director of Justice for Muslims Collective where she focuses on political consciousness and narrative shifting programming. Dr. Hilal earned her doctorate in May 2014 from the Department of Justice, Law, and Society at American University in Washington, D.C. The title of her dissertation is “Too damn Muslim to be trusted: The War on Terror and the Muslim American response.”
Dispatches from the Struggle is a series that focuses on intersectional community organizing and social movement struggles outside of CUNY that intersect with CUNY struggles. The Dispatches from the Struggle series was created to benefit CUNY adjuncts, graduate workers, and students through political education on critical issues that impact the CUNY community. Dispatches from the Struggle seeks to connect struggles and build solidarity and power across movements and is free and open to CUNY and the global community.
Questions? Contact CUNY Adjunct Project’s Co-Organizer of External & Labor Relations, Jamila Hammami at adjunctproject[@]protonmail.com