EMERGE USA TO HOST TOWNHALLS ON CHALLENGING ISLAMOPHOBIA AND SHAPING OUR FUTURE
Miami-Dade, FL – Emerge USA is hosting a series of nonpartisan town hall discussions across Florida in partnership with leading national organizations and local communities to engage south American Muslims, millennials and voters on the issues of xenophobia, Islamophobia and race.
Emerge USA is hosting the town halls in partnership with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), an independent nonpartisan think-tank and research organization and Muslim Advocate, a national legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the front lines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths.
The 2016 election is an extremely important election for the American Muslim community, much hasbeen said lately about American Muslims and for American Muslims. Less known, however, are the first-hand aspirations of American Muslim communities in key swing states during a pivotal election year. This open forum town Hall is an opportunity to convene local communities, interfaith partners, advocacy organizations, elected officials and campaigns at the local, state and federal levels. We also aim to engage philanthropic stakeholders, communications and media specialists and thought leaders to have a conversation about cross-sector, multi-prong strategies to confront xenophobia, islamophobia and racism by leveraging the panelist collective expertise.