- 5:30 p.m. VIP Reception, 6:30 p.m. Program
- Dr. Mehnaz Afridi is a Muslim educator who teaches the history of the Holocaust. She is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College, a Lasallian Catholic institution. Her work and research aim to understand Muslim, Jewish, Christian relations and to promote interfaith dialogue. Dr. Afridi urges Jews, Muslims and Christians to speak openly and honestly with each other about their similarities and differences so they may understand the deeper issues that perpetuate the tensions between them. Much of her writing focuses on the antisemitic ideologies expressed by her contemporaries. Her book, Shoah Through Muslim Eyes, details her personal and academic journey into Judaism as a Muslim. Dr. Afridi’s work in interfaith education and her passionate dedication to preserving the memory of the Holocaust are why we honor her as part of our 2017 Upstander Speaker Series.
Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/upstander-speaker-series-dr-mehnaz-afridi-tickets-32888670900