With their number totaling more than half a million, Muslims are often identified as ‘outsiders’. This is despite the fact that Muslim presence in Australia predates European arrival. But their number has gradually increasing since the mid-19th century.
The talk would assess their experiences of inclusion and exclusion in Australia against the slowly growing Islamophobia. It would show that the picture is mixed in terms of how Muslims are engaged by the non-Muslim communities in Australia, and that Muslims themselves react and interact with the wider community in different ways. To view and portray Muslims as a community, therefore, is to miss out on the diversity inherent in Muslim communities living around the world.
Professor Samina Yasmeen
12.30pm-2pm $15 (member) / $20 (non-member)
Friday, 9 Mar 2018
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