Islamophobia on Campus: A webinar looking at micro-aggressions to full-fledged hate crimes and violence
As part of the Union Activities Board’s Diversity Education Week Revisited, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs will be hosting a PaperClip Communications webinar focused on Islamophobia on college campuses on March 17.
“In the wake of terrorism, the burdens of Islamophobia fall especially hard on students.”
— Nov. 20, 2015, The Atlantic
- Thursday March 17, 2016
- 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- Washington SanKofa Room (126) Witherspoon
- No registration required
From PaperClip Communications:
Following the attacks of 9/11, aggression and violence against Muslims (and targets perceived to be Muslim) increased at alarming levels. We now see history repeating itself. And, college campuses are not immune. Reports of violence, threats of violence and micro-aggressive behaviors have been heard at campuses across the country.
With national political rhetoric just heating up and the legitimate fear of global terrorism from the radicalized factions of many causes and “religions” — the fears of many turn to fear, distrust and hate.
Islamophobia is a trending issue you, your staff and your campus will have to deal with now — before emotions get out of hand and turn to regrettable actions. Join us for this webinar where we will explore practical information related to the safety, security and wellbeing of Muslim students and other Muslim community members, such as:
- How you create a safe space for Muslims to gather and dialogue? What is unique about this that you need to know to ensure it is successful and helpful?
- Is it a good idea to bring in guest speakers to address the Muslim community’s concerns about their safety?
- Does Islamophobia need to be addressed at the board level of your institution, and if so, what key topics should be being discussed?
- Police profiling – is it a problem?
- Educational efforts – what should you be doing?
- Interfaith efforts – what should you be doing?
- Residence life programs – what can you do in the halls?
- Classrooms – what interdisciplinary approaches should you be using and are there specific things faculty members should be avoiding/sensitive too regarding Muslim students and fellow Muslim faculty members?
As a result of this webinar, you will learn how to:
- Create an inclusive environment for all Muslim students, faculty and administrators.
- Deal with incidents on campus swiftly and appropriately.
- Use practical strategies to help ensure the safety, security and wellbeing of all Muslim students, faculty and administrators.