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How to debate Islamophobia with Mehdi Hasan
How to debate Islamophobia WITH MEHDI HASAN AN EXCLUSIVE ONE-DAY WORKSHOP AT THE 55th ANNUAL ISNA CONVENTION Monday, September 3, 2018 9:30-3:30 OPEN TO ALL AGES
Register Convention Registrants Fee – $50 General Fee – $75
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP In an age of Trump and rampant Islamophobia, how do we ensure our kids are ready to defend their beliefs and identities when confronted with bigotry and prejudice? How can they use oral arguments to break down barriers and win hearts and minds? Become confident public speakers who can think on their feet? In this single-day and interactive workshop, award-winning journalist and broadcaster Mehdi Hasan will share his insights and experiences from two decades of debating and public speaking and will give attendees tips on how to win debates and arguments, both in general terms and on the specific issue of anti-Muslim bigotry. In these dark times, with minority communities under fire from politicians and pundits alike, shouldn’t each and every one of us try and equip ourselves with the skills of speech and debate? Convention Registrants Fee – $50 General Fee – $75 ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Mehdi Hasan, a columnist for The Intercept and a host on Al Jazeera English, has been described as “one of the world’s best television journalists” (Glenn Greenwald). He has been included in the annual list of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world and is fast approaching 1 million followers on Facebook and Twitter combined. A graduate of Oxford University, his debate-winning speech at the Oxford Union, in favor of the motion ‘Is Islam a religion of peace?’, went viral in 2013, amassing more than 3 million views online. His clash with atheist scientist Richard Dawkins, on his ‘Head to Head’ show, became one of the most-watched programs in the history of the Al Jazeera English website.
“My advice would be not to tangle with [Mehdi Hasan] if you don’t know your stuff,” former British Conservative politician Paul Goodman once wrote.