SCC Hagan Center Diversity Series Speaker: Rais Byuiyan
Rais Bhuiyan, an American Muslim from Bangladesh, is known for telling his story as a victim of a white supremacist attack in the aftermath of 9/11.
Remarkably, not only did Bhuiyan forgive his attacker, but he also spent months trying to save him from death row. In the years following the attack, Bhuiyan has advocated for peace, forgiveness and compassion.
Bhuiyan has shared his story of resilience and reconciliation worldwide. He recently started a nonprofit called World Without Hate, dedicated to preventing and disrupting hate and violence through empathy and storytelling.
His story is chronicled in “The True American: Murder & Mercy in Texas” by Anand Giridharadas. In 2017 he delivered a TEDx Talk organized by Emory University in Atlanta.