It is with enthusiasm and excitement that we share an exciting Anti-Racism training opportunity hosted by the Canadian Council of Muslim Women’s Niagara Halton Chapter. This is a two-step virtual workshop series and part of the D.A.R.E. 2 (Digital Anti-Racism Education 2) Project funded by the Government of Canada.
The workshops are aimed at empowering racialized girls, women, trans and non-binary people across Canada with bilingual training and tools on:
- How Islamophobia further marginalizes Black and Indigenous Muslims, queer Muslims and Muslims with disabilities.
- Understanding cyberhate and online extremism to effectively counter online hate speech and narratives effectively.
About the workshops:
Anti-Islamophobia 1O1: The 4-hour virtual workshop seeks to address the realities of Islamophobia and the way in which it operates within Canadian society and will be presented by Niya Abdullahi & Amira Elghawabi. Niya, is the Anti-Racism Educator with the CCMW DARE 2 Team (https://www.daretobeaware.ca/our-team), while Amira is a human rights advocate and journalist (https://www.amiraelghawaby.net/).
Countering Cyberhate 1O1 Virtual Workshop: The 3-hour virtual workshop aims to help participants better understand online hate speech and extremism, with real-life examples, alongside live discussions led by Dr. Barbara Perry, Professor Director, Centre of Hate, Bias & Extremism, Ontario Tech University. Click here For more information on Dr. Perry.
It is recommended that participants take the broader Anti-Racism 1O1 training before participating in the first workshop. The Anti-Racism 1O1 e-learning module can be found on: www.daretobeaware.ca
CCMW Niagara Halton Chapter’s training dates for the two workshops can be found below, however, if this time is not most convenient please feel free to register for alternate workshops listed in the workshop schedule.
Anti-Islamophobia 1O1: Saturday, June 12 11am-3 pm EST
Countering Cyberhate 1O1: Saturday, June 19 11am- 2pm EST
For workshop schedule, CLICK HERE
To register for workshops, CLICK HERE
Upon completion of both workshop sessions, participants will be given a certificate in Digital Anti-Racism Education.