Webinar: Campus Responses to Islamophobia

February 17, 2016 at noon to 1 pm[1h]
Diversity Center

Webinar: Campus Responses to Islamophobia Diversity Center

Stories of anti-Muslim bigotry seem to be everywhere. The New York Times recently reported that crimes against Muslim Americans have risen sharply since the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino. This climate of fear and intolerance is especially acute on college and university campuses, where Muslim students are increasingly shouldering the burdens of Islamophobia, even including outright threats to their safety.

This webinar will discuss practical ways that campuses can take action against anti-Muslim bigotry. Participants will learn how different campuses have effectively responded to incidents of Islamophobia and religious hate and how to proactively build inclusive environments. While this session looks at campus hate incidents primarily through the lens of a recent surge in Islamophobia, the takeaways are applicable to broader concerns of religious intolerance that affect students of various identities.

AudiencePublic
ContactAilya Vajid — 507-933-7449
CategoryWorkshop
SponsorChaplains Office and Diversity Center