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Book Talk and Signing with Dr. Reza Mansoor

Reza Mansoor

Join us to hear Dr. Reza Mansoor, First Vice Chairman of the Hartford Seminary Board of Trustees, talk about his new book, “Stigmatized: From 9/11 to Trump and Beyond – An American Muslim Journey.” Books will be available for purchase at the event.

The book tells the story of American Muslims after 9/11 through the eyes of Dr. Mansoor, who founded the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut and is the President of the Islamic Association of Greater Hartford. As Dr. Mansoor states, “As challenges arose, it was important to address the misinformation that seemed to be growing in the vacuum that was created in the absence of our input. I was the founding President of an organization, the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut – MCCT, that grew out of the ashes of the tragedy of 9/11, that was aimed at countering the fear through education. We were determined to live our faith through service projects that reflected our values, and we invited our neighbors from other faith communities to join us in these efforts. Together with them, we served in soup kitchens and shelters, built habitat houses, walked against hunger and participated in the National Day of service, by collecting towels for the homeless. Through MCCT, we also formed a speakerís bureau to proactively define who we are, in the face of the increasing fear of us. We reached out to places of worship and other institution and organizations, offering our resources in education.”

For more information on the book, visit this link.

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About the Author

Dr. Reza Mansoor is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology and practices as a Cardiologist at Hartford Hospital. He completed his medical degree from St. Georgeís University School of Medicine in 1992. He completed his medical internship at the University of Connecticut in Internal Medicine 1992-1995. He was a Chief Medical Resident at Hartford Hospital from 1995-1996 and received his Cardiology fellowship from the University of Connecticut (Hartford Hospital program) from 1996-1999. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Mansoor is President of the Islamic Association of Greater Hartford, Advisory Board Member of Muslim Student Association-CT Council, and Founding President of the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut. He is a past president of the Islamic Center of Connecticut and Islamic Council of New England. He is actively involved in the inter-faith community and provides ongoing didactic presentations on Islam. He is First Vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of Hartford Seminary and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Covenant Preparatory School in Hartford.

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