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Faith over fear: CBC guest taking on Islamophobia one city at a time

Faith over fear: CBC guest taking on Islamophobia one city at a time

PASCO, Wash. — Leaders at Columbia Basin College are hoping to dispel myths about those who practice Islam.

Specifically the women in that faith.

The Associated Student Body is hosting American Muslim Empowerment Network Director Aneelah Afzali to speak on the ways our modern world is bombarded with Islamophobia.

The college told Action News they're hoping the event is just the start of a series of speakers introducing big ideas to a campus that serves such a local community.

Student Amanda McArthur said Afzali humanizes a population of people her classmates might only know about in a negative light since 9-11.

McArthur said it's important to acknowledge Anglo-Christians and Muslims long for the same things.

“We want to be happy," she said. "We want to have happy children and raise them as people who do good in the world and the community we live in. So why not work together and love our differences?”

Faith Over Fear: Standing with our Muslim Neighbors Tri-Cities is Tuesday, April 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at CBC's Gjerde Center, 2600 North 20th Ave., Pasco.

More information found here.

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