Countering Islamophobia (feat. Aysha Qamar) | South Asians and Islamophobia

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Relationships between South Asian nations, particularly over religious differences, are unstable at best - and relationships between Hindus and Muslims are filled with history between conquering nations, colonialism, partition, conflicts over land, the use of armed forces on each other. This brings us to this week's topic of Islamophobia and how we need to dismantle some of the biases that our families have passed on through their own trauma. That's why we got a second to chat with Aysha Qamar, a writer, poet, and advocate based in the tri-state area. She has extensive experience working with state officials and grassroots organizations on addressing issues of violence against women, language access, and Islamophobia. Aysha’s work in state language access has allowed her to pilot and implement programs dedicated to South Asian cultural competency within the judiciary system nationwide.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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