May 7, 2017 Leave a Comment

Countering Islamophobia in Classrooms and Schools: A Workshop for Educators

In the US, fear of terrorism has been used to justify the racial and religious profiling of Muslims and people perceived to be Muslim. Since the 1970s, we have witnessed a steady rise in violent incidents and policies that intimidate, harm, and exclude Arab, Muslim, and immigrant communities. As critical educators for social justice, we have a responsibility to actively confront and dismantle Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism in our classrooms and schools.

Join our learning community of educators as we:
  • Build understandings about the structural roots of anti-Muslim racism and how it affects our communities 
  • Unpack the dominant myths and narratives around Muslims/Islam 
  • Reframe Islamophobia as only individual acts of bigotry toward an analysis of state violence and systems of oppression 
  • Strategize around meaningful ways to address anti-Muslim racism in classrooms and schools 
  • Leave the training with action steps and questions for further study 
  • Develop skills to speak out against Anti-Muslim discrimination; advocate for policies that respect the rights and dignity of Muslims; and oppose profiling, surveillance, and state violence against the Muslim community, inside and outside of schools
Location to be shared on confirmation of registration

Dinner will be provided.

Pre-registration required. 

Please register by Wednesday, May 10th.

This training is a joint project of the American Friends Service Committee - Chicago, Teachers for Social Justice - Chicago, and the Decolonize Education Coalition at UIC College of Education.


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