Organizing Institution: Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign
Contact email: [email protected]
Start Date: June 15, 2022 (1:00pm)
End Date: June 15, 2022 (2:00pm EDT)
If I don’t identify as a Muslim myself, why should I care about addressing anti-Muslim discrimination?
Join Shoulder to Shoulder on Zoom on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 1:00-2:00 pm ET to explore this question in a public conversation featuring Rabbi Burt Visotzky and Jordan Denari Duffner who will share their Jewish and Catholic perspectives. These two leaders, each in their own ways, work on addressing anti-Muslim discrimination not in spite of their faith, but because of their faith. They will offer a brief historical background on the issues, share some life experiences and faith values that drew them into joining this movement, and unpack some of the challenges and opportunities they have faced in this work.
The Shoulder to Shoulder campaign was formed in 2010 as a multifaith response to a rise in anti-Muslim discrimination and national religious leaders of many faiths convened in Washington, D.C. to declare that “an attack on one faith community is an attack on all faith communities.” Our founders believed that anti-Muslim discrimination is not just a Muslim issue, and that our religious and our American ideals should compel us all to come together, shoulder to shoulder, in solidarity with those directly impacted by any form of discrimination. Since then, Shoulder to Shoulder has become a national multifaith coalition-based campaign that connects, equips, and mobilizes faith communities to build a society where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their faith or cultural background.