Join us to hear Dr. Reza Mansoor, First Vice Chairman of the Hartford Seminary Board of Trustees, talk about his new book, “Stigmatized: From 9/11 to Trump and Beyond – An American Muslim Journey.” Books will be available for purchase at the event.
The book tells the story of American Muslims after 9/11 through the eyes of Dr. Mansoor, who founded the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut and is the President of the Islamic Association of Greater Hartford. As Dr. Mansoor states, “As challenges arose, it was important to address the misinformation that seemed to be growing in the vacuum that was created in the absence of our input. I was the founding President of an organization, the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut – MCCT, that grew out of the ashes of the tragedy of 9/11, that was aimed at countering the fear through education. We were determined to live our faith through service projects that reflected our values, and we invited our neighbors from other faith communities to join us in these efforts. Together with them, we served in soup kitchens and shelters, built habitat houses, walked against hunger and participated in the National Day of service, by collecting towels for the homeless. Through MCCT, we also formed a speaker’s bureau to proactively define who we are, in the face of the increasing fear of us. We reached out to places of worship and other institution and organizations, offering our resources in education.”
For more information on the book, visit this link.