Interrogating the Christchurch Shooting: How Global Racism, Islamophobia, and White Supremacy Manifested in New Zealand

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Location: Auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

A panel of experts will examine the root causes of the March 15 shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that killed 50 people and injured 50 more. Panelists will illuminate the connections between anti-black racism, anti-Muslim hostilities, and antisemitism and elaborate on their rhetorical consolidation in diverse countries, their cross-fertilization, and their political and economic foundations. The panel also will offer strategies for navigating these root causes with intersectional and interfaith solidarity.

 

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Panelists include:

  • Lailatul Fitriyah, Ph.D. Candidate in Theology, University of Notre Dame
  • Korey Garibaldi, Assistant Professor of American Studies, University of Notre Dame
  • Perin Gürel, Assistant Professor of American Studies, University of Notre Dame
  • Damon Lynch, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Moderator: Atalia Omer, Associate Professor of Religion, Conflict and Peace Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame

This event is co-sponsored by the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion, the Contending Modernities research initiative, the Keough School of Global Affairs, and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.