Conference

This page includes information about our two-day conference, Addressing Islamophobia in Newfoundland and Labrador, happening September 22-23, 2018, in the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

With the exception of designated 24-hour spots, parking is free for conference participants on campus all weekend. The campus parking office has alloted Lots 1A and 17 to our project for both days.



Registration

The conference is tailored to service providers - those who work in organizations, both governmental and non-governmental - but is open to all. It is limited to 100 attendees who must register here.

Registration is $55.00 CAD/person for two days or $35.00/one day. Registration fees include coffee breaks and a buffet lunch, as well as a certificate of completion for those who attend both days.



You may find a detailed conference schedule here.

Read the conference sessions descriptions here

Conference Schedule

Workshop Day 1, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018

8:30 am

Registration

9:00 am - 9:30 pm

Welcome and Objectives: Building Community Responses to Islamophobia

Welcome by Project Leads, Jennifer Selby and Sobia Shaikh

Welcome by Donna Hardy-Cox, Dean of School of Social Work

Address by  Noreen Golfman, Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

9:30 am - 10:15 am

Framing Discussions: What is Islamophobia?

Introduction by Ayse Sule Akinturk and Haseen Khan (MANAL)

Facilitated by the NCCM: Nadia Hasan, Fatima Sajan & Huda Alsarraj

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Break

10:30 am - 12:15 pm

From Bystander to Ally to Accomplice

Facilitation by NCCM and Rizza Umali, CFS-NL/GSU/ARC-NL

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Lunch-and-Network

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Break-Out Sessions (choose 1 of 4 sessions)

1. Engaging the Media

Fatima Sajan, NCCM; Sulaimon Giwa, School of Social Work/ARC-NL; and Myra Saeed, MSA

2. Workplace Negotiations and Accommodations

Jennifer Selby; Carey Majid; Human Rights Commission of NL; and Ibrahim Shaik, ICNA

3. Integrating Anti-Racism & Anti-Islamophobia in Organizational Policy & Practice

Sobia Shaikh; Nadia Hasan, NCCM and Jose Rivera, RIAC

4. Working Intersectionally with Muslim Communities and Families

Huda Alsarraj, NCCM; Ayse Sule Akinturk, MANAL; and Sherri Breen, ANC

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Break

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Highlights from Break-Out Sessions

Presented by Jenne Nolan, ARC-NL

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Keynote: Moving Beyond Facial Equality in Canada: Islamophobia and Niqab-Wearing Women

Presenter: Natasha Bakht, University of Ottawa

Introduction and moderation: Jennifer Selby

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Reception (on site)







Workshop Day 2, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Registration

9:00 am - 9:15 pm

Welcome and Introduction Day 2

Opening remarks by Sobia Shaikh and Jennifer Selby

9:15 am - 10:15 pm

Know Your Rights!

Facilitated by NCCM and Carey Majid, Human Rights Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Break

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Break-Out Sessions (choose 1 of 4 sessions)

1. Engaging the Media

Fatima Sajan, NCCM; Sulaimon Giwa, School of Social Work/ARC-NL; and Myra Saeed, MSA

2. Workplace Negations and Accommodation

Jennifer Selby; Carey Majid; Human Rights Commission of NL; and Ibrahim Shaik, ICNA

3. Integrating Anti-Racism & Anti-Islamophobia in Organizational Policy & Practice

Sobia Shaikh; Nadia Hasan, NCCM; and Jose Rivera, RIAC

4. Working Intersectionally with Muslim Communities and Families

Huda Alsarraj, NCCM; Ayse Sule Akinturk, MANAL; and Sherri Breen, ANC

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch-and-Network

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Highlights from Break-Out Sessions

Presented by Alison Kavanagh, MUNSU and Alyse Stuart, CFS-NL

1:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Keynote Panel: Anti-Islamophobia in Practice

Participants: Bilan Arte, former Chair of Canadian Federation of Students, Canadian Labour Congress; Jeewan Chanicka, Toronto District School Board; Siham Elkassem, Vanier Children's Services, London, ON; Shaista Patel, University of California, San Diego.

Moderator: Sheila O'Neill, Aboriginal Resource Office, Memorial University

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Break

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Roundtable: Planning for a Provincial Strategy to Address Islamophobia in NL

Moderators: NCCM, Sobia Shaikh, Jennifer Selby

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Closing, Evaluation & Thank You

Jennifer Selby and Sobia Shaikh

Please reach us at addressing.islamophobia@mun.ca with any questions.

Follow us on Twitter: Addressing Islamophobia in NL

Thank you for your interest & support. We especially acknowledge these conference sponsors.

Contact

Department of Religious Studies

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000