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The 2016 Advancing Justice Conference (AJC) is the first and only national conference in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community focusing on civil rights and social justice. Over 700 AAPIs from across the U.S. will come together to address issues facing our fastest growing populations. The theme will focus on civic engagement and building our electoral and social power in support of economic and racial justice. Conference attendees will participate in two days of panel discussions, caucus sessions, skills and capacity building, trainings, and networking receptions.

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Wednesday, March 30 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Tackling Islamophobia and Xenophobia in the Era of ISIS, Trump, and San Bernardino

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This session will explore strategies developed by Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian (AMEMSA) organizations to counter Islamophobic rhetoric, address hate crimes and organize community members to fight profiling and surveillance policies. Additionally, the panelists will share their attempts to deal with the trauma experienced by their communities as a result of the recent spate of hate incidents and rash of microaggressions and discuss their efforts to civically engage community members.

Moderators
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Manjusha Kulkarni

Executive Director, South Asian Network
Manjusha (Manju) P. Kulkarni, Esq. is Executive Director of South Asian Network (SAN). Located in Artesia, California, SAN serves the needs of individuals of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Nepalese and Sri Lankan descent in the areas of civil rights, violence prevention and health and health care access. Prior to joining SAN, Kulkarni worked as Senior Attorney at the National Health Law Program and Director of Intake at the Office of the... Read More →

Speakers
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Fahd Ahmed

Executive Director, Desis Rising Up and Moving - South Asian Organizing Center
Fahd Ahmed came to the United States as an undocumented immigrant from Pakistan in 1991. He has been a grassroots organizer on the issues of racial profiling, immigrant justice, police accountability, and national security for the last 13 years. Over the last 3 years, as the Legal and Policy Director at Desis Rising Up and Moving - South Asian Organizing Center (DRUM), Ahmed ran the End Racial Profiling Campaign and brought together the... Read More →
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Haroon Manjlai

Public Affairs Coordinator, Council on American-Islamic Relations-Los Angeles
Haroon Manjlai earned his B.A. in Political Science and Religious Studies from Eastern Michigan University, and his J.D. degree from the University of Toledo College of Law. He is the Public Affairs Coordinator at Council on American-Islamic Relations - Greater Los Angeles Chapter, where he manages civil engagement programs and advocates for just, inclusive policies.