SPRING 2017 LOCAL DIALOGUE SERIES : TRANSFORMING THIS MOMENT
Protecting Civil Rights, Promoting Civic Engagement — Bridging Our Divides
While the post-election period has been a time of deep uncertainty for vulnerable communities across the U.S., it has also been a moment of intense mobilization. Concerned citizens and groups are galvanized for positive change and are rallying together to protect the rights of their neighbors. In this context, Critical Connections and the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding are holding the 'Transforming This Moment' series with two distinct tracks: Protecting Civil Rights, Promoting Civic Engagement and Bridging Our Divides. Join us in 2017 as we learn more about emerging threats to civil rights and liberties, deepen our capacity to overcome enduring racial, religious, class and culture divides, understand the ability of our institutions to protect targeted communities, and explore the transformative role we all can play during challenging times.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS IN THIS SERIES:
Fall 2017 events:
This event is part of our Transforming This Moment: Bridging Our Divides dialogue and speaker series.
FROM RADICALIZATION TO REFORM: A CONVERSATION WITH MUBIN SHAIKH
Tuesday September 19th
Flywheel Arts Collective
43 Main St,
Easthampton, MA, 01027
Speaker: Mubin Shaikh
The term “radicalization” has dominated the global conversation recently, brought to the forefront by the harrowing events in Charlottesville and Barcelona. How is militancy cultivated, drawing one to operate within an extremist group? What does the path back from violence look like? Few offer a more informed and personal perspective than Mr. Mubin Shaikh. A former Muslim extremist, he became an undercover operative for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and currently advises U.S. national security agencies on de-radicalization and counter terrorism. Join us as Mr. Shaikh speaks about his work in the field and personal path away from extremism to rediscover his faith.
This event is co-sponsored by Critical Connections and Karuna Center for Peacebuilding and is part of their 'Transforming this Moment' series. It is made possible through the generous funding of Mass Humanities, whose grants inspire considered thought, conversations, and action through the humanities.