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Sunday, October 30 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Muslim American Journalists in an Age of ISIS and Islamophobia

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After the terrorist attacks in Paris last year, the former mayor of Roanoke referenced the Japanese internment while calling for a ban on Syrian refugees. Though he later apologized for that statement, the political rhetoric of the 2016 election has continued to exacerbate Islamophobia. Attacks by people inspired by ISIS have brought additional scrutiny on the Muslim-American community.

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avatar for Dilshad D. Ali

Dilshad D. Ali

Managing Editor, Patheos Muslim
Dilshad D. Ali is the managing editor of Patheos Muslim, a channel at Patheos.com, the largest multifaith news and blog site in the world. Patheos Muslim hosts more than 20 blogs and about 30-35 bloggers and columnists, covering all aspects of Islam and issues pertaining to American Muslims. She is also the editor-in-chief of Altmuslim.com, a microsite on Patheos Muslim. Dilshad has produced presidential election series as well as helping to... Read More →
avatar for Waliya Lari

Waliya Lari

Executive Producer, WRAL News
Waliya Lari is an award-winning television news producer. Her accolades include Emmys, a Murrow and Associated Press awards. Currently, she's the executive producer at WRAL News, in Raleigh, N.C.,one of the most-watched local news channels in the country. Her duties include managing and running a 120-person newsroom that puts on the air nearly 10 hours of live news a day and overseeing special news programming. A proud Texan and University of... Read More →
avatar for Asra Q. Nomani

Asra Q. Nomani

Journalist
Born in Bombay, India, in 1965 to a conservative Muslim family, Asra Q. Nomani grew up in Morgantown, W.V., becoming a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal for 15 years. After the 9/11 attacks, while on book leave, she went to Pakistan to report for Salon magazine. There, her colleague and friend Daniel Pearl was kidnapped while staying at her home in Karachi. In the face of the tragedy, she wrote, “Standing Alone: An American... Read More →
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Seema Yasmin

Staff Writer/Professor of Public Health, Dallas Morning News/University of Texas, Dallas
Seema Yasmin is a medical doctor, epidemiologist and journalist. She is a staff writer at The Dallas Morning News and professor of public health at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her reporting covers the breadth of public health from the arrival of Ebola in Dallas to syndemics of disease and gender-based violence in West Africa. Her work appears in Scientific American and Foreign Policy as well as peer-reviewed medical journals. Yasmin served... Read More →


Sunday October 30, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Roanoke Ballroom H

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