Can Science Help Us Change Culture?

Can science help us reshape a flawed culture? Can it help us achieve the societal changes many of us are striving for in a post-George Floyd world? Can science help us become more aware of our privilege as members of a dominant/majority demographic that knowingly and unknowingly discriminates against those who aren’t members? And can it help us make society equitable and inclusive for all?….read more…

Steve Slocum – Award-winning author, social architect, thought leader

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Steve Slocum is an award-winning author and the founder of SalaamUSA.org. Slocum’s book, Why Do They Hate Us? Making Peace with the Muslim World, is a 2020 silver medalist in the prestigious IBPA Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, and was named a Top Book of 2019 by both Booklist and Kirkus. Slocum is passionate about bringing highly diverse groups of people together, and loves talking about what we can learn from science about changing culture. He has appeared on the KTLA and CBS8 morning news programs and been invited to speak at international conferences in Qatar, the UN headquarters in Geneva, and the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto.

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Steve Slocum, Why Do They Hate Us

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Why Do They Hate Us? Making Peace with the Muslim World

Why Do They Hate Us? Making Peace with the Muslim World

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In Why Do They Hate Us?, author Steve Slocum takes the spotlight off the extremists and instead exposes the heart of the everyday Muslim.

"In an era of rampant Islamophobia, Slocum’s book is essential reading."
Todd H. Green, author of The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West

Silver medalist: IBPA Benjamin Franklin Book Awards
Named a best book of 2019 by Booklist and Kirkus.

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With Americans still in shock after watching packed airliners fly into the World Trade Center towers, George W. Bush asked America, 

Why do they hate us?