Oct 18: Covering Islamic Communities in Colorado

Wednesday, October 18 at 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM

Speakers for this panel include:

Farid Amin, co-chair, CAIR/Colorado. Announcing the formation of a regional office for the DC-based advocacy and policy group.

Matt Kirsch, chief deputy to Acting US Attorney Bob Troyer, United States Attorney’s Office.

Nader Hashemi, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies University of Denver (Josef Korbel School of International Studies).

Jennifer Wilson, executive director, International Rescue Committee, Denver.


Reporters and editors don’t have much contact with the Islamic community and the many issues it faces, and it shows in our coverage – or its absence. Our panel will provide an overview of Islam in Colorado, comprising its people, their culture, their faith, and the task of countering the newest wave of Islamophobia in the courts and beyond.


Attendees will attain a wide-ranging view of the region’s Muslims and their institutions, background on Islam and widely-misunderstood concepts such as ‘sharia’ and ‘jihad,’ and ready, quotable sources they can use for everything from spot coverage to in-depth features.


Attendees are encouraged to meet the speakers after the event for informal conversation.


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