OCTOPUS BOOKS COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Challenging Islamophobia in "Progressive" Spaces with Chelby Marie Daigle

2018 28 Aug
6:30pm - 8:30pm
OCTOPUS BOOKS COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Challenging Islamophobia in "Progressive" Spaces with Chelby Marie Daigle

In this community classroom, Chelby Marie Daigle will be mining her own personal experience of being the target of Islamophobia in a "feminist" workspace and a workplace focused on countering racism, to explore how Islamophobia is manifesting in spaces that claim to be socially inclusive. 

Taking a trauma-informed approach aimed at exploring how Islamophobia intersects with other forms of oppression such as anti-Black racism, misogyny, xenophobia and classism, this workshop will help to give participants tools to challenge the assumptions that underpin the dynamics of Islamophobia in "progressive" spaces, cope with being the target of Islamophobia, and suggest ways to offer support and allyship to those who are the targets of Islamophobia.

About the speaker

Chelby Marie Daigle is the editor in chief of Muslim Link, an online hub for Muslims in Canada, and the author of the report "Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Ottawa". She is also an equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-oppression educator who speaks and delivers workshops on subjects such as Islamophobia, navigating Muslim communities, anti-Black racism, classism, living with mental illness, and the mental health impact of experiencing individual and systemic discrimination. She is the winner of a 2016 "Femmy" Award for her intersectional feminist activism.

6:30 PM
Tuesday, August 28 2018
@ 25One Community (251 Bank St. 2nd floor)

Registration: $15 

Please register online or in person at the store located at 116 Third Ave. by August 27.

Space is limited! 

All proceeds will go toward covering the costs of putting this event together.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/660139177703748/.

For more info please call 613-233-2589 or e-mail events@octopusbooks.ca

 

 


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