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We live in contentious and divisive times that have affected specific communities in very real ways. In particular, rampant stereotyping of Muslims in the United States today, coupled with surveillance and privacy concerns, have the power to paralyze, damage and isolate young American Muslim in classroom settings. Inadequate understanding of Islam also makes it difficult for educators to help students move past such stereotyping in productive ways. In this webinar, educators, scholars and students convene to discuss the experiences of American Muslim students and teachers inside and out of the classroom. Participants will consider the impact of Islamophobia, how—and if—to tackle politics in the classroom, how to create safe spaces for students from all backgrounds, and ways to support diverse learning.

Participants for this Webinar Include: 

  • Sangita Shresthova (host), Director of the Media, Activism, and Participatory Politics Project at USC
  • Yomna Elsayed, Doctoral Candidate, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC
  • Doha Mohsen, 9th grader in Dearborn, MI
  • Ayman Nagi, 9th grader in Dearborn, MI
  • Ammerah Saidi, Dearborn, MI K-12 educator, Program Coordinator for the Detroit Future Schools Program,

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