A Thousand & One Islamophobes: A CHRC Primer

The Arab Community Centre of Toronto
A THOUSAND AND ONE ISLAMOPHOBES:
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TITLE OF CONFERENCE: A THOUSAND AND ONE ISLAMOPHOBES: ADDRESSING HATE CRIMES FROM A YOUTH PERSPECTIVE

DATE: SATURDAY MAY 3, 2008 11:00 AM TO 4:00 PM

LOCATION: NORTH YORK MEMORIAL HALL, 5110 YONGE STREET

The Arab Community Centre of Toronto (http://www.arabcommunitycentre.com/) is currently coordinating a conference, which aims to address Islamophobia, and the issues surrounding this constructed term. The conference will particularly focus on Islamophobia’s impact on youth from various communities, and how to build the capacity of youth to deal with discrimination (i.e. hate crimes).

We are currently accepting submissions for papers to be presented on topics listed below, personal narratives, or workshops. These presentations must be lead by youth; age group will be from 14-29. The target audience will be youth.
Presentations should be a minimum of 10 minutes long and maximum of 30 minutes. Workshops proposed can be up to 45 minutes.

Papers and Workshops on the following topics:

Defining Islamophobia and the history of Islamophobia/Orientalism

How to recognize hate crimes/definition of hate crimes (look at gendered experiences)

Research on hate crime incidents across the GTA (since 2001 in different communities)

Personal experiences in encountering hate crimes

Islamophobia and the Media (perpetuation of stereotypes)

Sounds like a CHRC Primer.

PS. Submissions may be submitted on site;)

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