Calendar Name: Office of Institutional Equity
Event Category: Webinar
Start Time: 02:00 PM
End Time: 03:30 PM
Event Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

» Support Your Muslim Students: Racial Climate on Campus: Address Islamophobia, Create

<p>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.</p> <p>&nbsp;With national political rhetoric heating up and the legitimate fear of global terrorism from the radicalized factions of many causes and &ldquo;religions&rdquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<strong>The fears of many turn to fear, distrust and hate.</strong></p> <p>Islamophobia is a trending issue you, your staff and your campus will have to deal with now &ndash; 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&nbsp;<strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">safety, security and well-being of Muslim students and other Muslim community members</span></strong>.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Panelists:</strong></p> <p>Amer F. Ahmed, E.D., serves as Director of Intercultural Teaching and Faculty Development at University of Massachusetts &ndash; Amherst, Faculty at the Summer and Winter Institutes for Intercultural Communication and a member of SpeakOut: Institute for Democratic Leadership and Culture. Ms. Farzana Nayani is a Consultant/Educator with <em>Culturnative</em> and has been a featured speaker on topics including race, ethnic and religious issues facing faculty, students and administration at college campuses, cultural centers and national association conferences.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This free webinar, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty, and staff. For more information, please contact Alexandra Martin at <a href=""></a> or 410-548-3517. To register, visit<a href=""></a><span style="text-decoration: underline;">.</span></p>