This forum aims to provide a space to discuss and unpack Islamophobia, its manifestation and impact, particularly in the post-secondary context. It will aim to identify the root causes of Islamophobia and in what manner it operates within communities and institutions. The panelists will speak about how Islamophobia takes up different forms for people of various intersectional identities, as well as for those perceived to be Muslim. They will also address anti-Islamophobia work being organized, the tension points and challenges it poses as well as some promising practices institutions can undertake to confront the denial of Islamophobia, address backlash and find solutions to address its impact.
Gilary Masa, Advocacy Coordinator for the National Council of Canadian Muslim
Remi Warner, Manager, Strategic Initiatives for the Anti-Racism Directorate
Jasmine Zine, Sociology Professor at Wilfred Laurier University
Dalia Hashim, Community Organizer
When: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 6:30-8 pm
Where: Music Room, Hart House
Cost: Free / Register online
Presented by the U of T Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office.