March 1: Panel discussion on "Race, Religion and Public Policy"

By Kevin O'Connor
Posted February 15, 2017

March 1: Panel discussion on "Race, Religion and Public Policy"

Attend a panel discussion on the historical and analytical understanding of the recent executive order and how it affects the lives of students, their families, and communities within the context of U.S. immigration history.

The event is at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 1, at the New Main, Great Hall, Saint Paul Campus and is  hosted by the Religious Studies program, the Department of Ethnic and Religious Studies and the College of Liberal Arts. The event is open to students, faculty and staff.

The Panelists

Tamara Gray, Muslim scholar, faculty in Religious Studies Program, Department of Ethnic and Religious Studies; Jaylani Hussein, executive director, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Minnesota; Mitra Jalali Nelson, community representative; and Congressman Keith Ellison.

This educational event is aligned with the mission of the university and the Religious Studies program.

Co-sponsors include the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, Student Life, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Multicultural Affairs (Office of Dean of Students), Equity and Diversity Committee, Metropolitan State Faculty Association.

For any questions about the event, please contact Nantawan Lewis at

If you need disability-related accommodations including parking to make this event accessible, please contact the Center for Accessibility Resources at or 651-793-1549.