Rebecca Stekol | Georgetown University, Foreign Service`21
Title of the Project:
Combating Prejudice from Inside and Outside our Communities: A Muslim-Jewish Young Adult Dialogue
Project Description: I am helping coordinate a Muslim-Jewish interfaith dialogue event for college students and young professionals in the DC area. This dialogue will center around combating antisemitism and Islamophobia from the outside while also addressing prejudice and misunderstanding within our own communities. We are hoping to bring Muslim and Jewish youth together to learn about one another’s faiths and experiences and to use this knowledge and empathy to become better allies united against hatred. Amidst rising antisemitism and Islamophobia throughout the U.S., we need to have these conversations and advance Muslim-Jewish solidarity. Our partners in carrying out this event will be Jewish and Muslim institutions across DC’s college campuses, faith organizations for young professionals, and interfaith institutions.