Insights on Islam and Islamophobia: Lessons for and from the Education Sector
Tuesday, May 31 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
This will be a virtual event, with the livestream linked on the HDSB website (www.hdsb.ca
Registration is not required.
Panel speakers include:
- Imam Abdullah Hatia, Religious Leader, Halton Islamic Association
- Yasmin Abu-Narr, HDSB Grade 10 Student
- Shaykh Daood Butt, Director of Community Outreach & Education, Islamic Community Centre of Milton
- Amira Elghawaby, Director of Strategic Communications & Campaigns, Canadian Race Relations Foundation, and Journalist and Human Rights Advocate
- Hannan Mohamud, Law Student, University of Ottawa
- Saima Toor, Vice-Principal at Islamic private school
- Ahmed Ilmi, PhD, Department of Social Justice Education, University of Toronto
“Each session in the series will explore how issues of identity and inclusion intersect with education,” says Curtis Ennis, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board.
“This provides an opportunity to create awareness of multiple perspectives of insight and analysis on how individual identities can be reflected and engaged in the broader HDSB community. This panel series aligns with the Board’s commitment to raise awareness of diverse community perspectives and the need to broaden resources to support inclusion and student achievement, as reflected in the HDSB’s Multi-Year Plan 2020-2024
and the Human Rights Equity Action & Accountability Plan - The Way Forward
Previous panel sessions include Antisemitism: The Longest Hatred (Feb. 7), Black Excellence: Today and Every Day (Feb. 28), Two-Spirit & Transgender Awareness (March 29) and Self-Determination and Anti-Colonial Practices: Indigenous Rights, Education and Food Sovereignty (April 26 - not recorded). Full recordings of the panel discussions are available to view on the Director’s Panel Series on Identity, Inclusion and Human Rights webpage
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for more information.