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Spotlight on Islamophobia Series
18 March 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Disrupting Islamophobia and Intersecting Oppressions in K-12 Schooling
Omar Zia (School Administrator, Peel District School Board)
Gilary Massa (Human Rights and Outreach Officer, Toronto District School Board)
Amira Elghawaby (Journalist and Human Rights Advocate)
Samiya Ahmed (Parent and Community Activist)
Vidya Shah and Sayema Chowdhury
Despite a diversity of histories and lived realities, this webinar explores Muslim students’ and families’ experiences of Islamophobia and intersecting oppressions including anti-Black racism in K-12 schooling contexts and beyond. Islamophobia and gendered Islamophobia manifest in the absence of policies and structures that acknowledge its existence or respond to its presence in Ontario classrooms. Transformative education has the possibility to disrupt and dismantle these harmful discourses and enactments in service of justice. Join us for a conversation with educators and community partners as they speak to possibilities for humanizing the diverse experiences of Muslim students in Ontario schools.