|Date:||March 19, 2014|
|Time:||12:00 PM - 12:50 PM|
|Location:||Atwood Memorial Center Theatre|
Xenophobia, the Current Racism in St. Cloud
In a post 9/11 America, suspicion of other races and religions is actively encouraged as a matter of ‘national security.’ Due to this encouraged ignorance of other cultures, races and religions, people of color are often treated with mistrust and met with blatant racism and isolation. St. Cloud as a community is no exception. The arrival of Somali immigrants and refugees settling in Central Minnesota during the last decade has been met with suspicion and discrimination. The controversy surrounding the creation of a new Muslim community center in St. Cloud illustrates the types of obstacles faced by immigrant communities. Our panelists will share their experiences in the community and address how these experiences affect their daily lives, as well as offering their perspectives and solutions to the problem.
Presenters: A multigenerational panel of Somali women will share their experiences and perspectives.
|March 19, 2014||12:00 PM - 12:50 PM||Atwood Memorial Center Theatre|