Addressing Islamophobia and Antisemitism

Overview: Islamophobia and Antisemitism Workshops for Faculty and Staff

The Division of Institutional Diversity and Equity, in partnership with the William Jewett Tucker Center, will provide two workshops on Islamophobia and antisemitism. Tailored for our faculty and staff, these sessions aim to foster greater understanding and support within our community by providing a welcoming space for learning about diverse lived experiences, particularly Jewish and Muslim identities.

Understanding Islam and Addressing Islamophobia

This program is designed to help faculty and staff learn about Islam and Islamophobia, providing needed context to bridge divides and facilitate respectful discussion across differences. Goals of the workshop include learning the basic concepts of Islam, including misconceptions and complexities; becoming familiar with the definition and components of Islamophobia and how it operates today; and learning strategies to address Islamophobia.

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Date: March 26, 2024
Time: 2–4 p.m.
Facilitator: Amer F. Ahmed, Equip Inclusive
Cook Auditorium
This event will be held in person only.

Understanding and Addressing Antisemitism

Part One: Introductory Workshop on Jewish Identity and Antisemitism
This professional development workshop for university and college administrators provides an overview of Jewish identity, the diversity of Jewish experience, historical and contemporary manifestations of antisemitism, and how to address antisemitism within the context of free speech and academic freedom. Participants will come away with an increased knowledge and awareness of antisemitism and their role in fostering dialogue and creating an inclusive campus environment.

Part Two: Creating a Jewish-Inclusive Campus Environment: Reactive and Proactive Strategies to Address Antisemitism
Following up on the Introductory Workshop on Jewish Identity and Antisemitism, this session guides participants to apply their earlier learnings to think about and plan what they can do to create a more inclusive environment for the campus Jewish community, reactively and proactively. Participants develop response strategies for real-life scenarios and consider what they can do in their roles on campus to better support the Jewish community.

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*Attendance at both workshops is not required.*

Date: March 28, 2024
Time: 10 a.m.–noon (morning workshop) and 2–4 p.m. (afternoon workshop)
Facilitator: Naomi Greenspan, Academic Engagement Network
Cook Auditorium
These events will be held in person only.