Islamophobia: How We Can Support Muslim Students, Faculty & Staff & Ensure Their Safety

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$ 425.00

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After 9/11, aggression and violence against Muslims (and targets perceived to be Muslim) has increased. A 2015 AAI (Arab American Institute) poll found the following: Islamophobia continues to grow in America, where 45 percent of Americans hold negative perceptions toward Muslims combined with increasing visibility of Muslim Americans has unfortunately resulted in violence toward undeserving Muslim students. (Schaidle, 2016.) In recent years, there has been a further rapid growth in incidences that target such populations both on and off campuses. Reports of violence, threats of violence and microaggressions are occurring at alarming rates on campuses across the country. With the increased scapegoating and heated national political rhetoric as well as the legitimate fear of global terrorism from the radicalized factions of many causes and “religions”, the concerns of many turns to fear, distrust, and hate.


Islamophobia is a trending issue that administrators, staff and faculty on campuses need to address to minimize and mitigate harmful and regrettable actions. This webinar explores practical information related to the safety, security and well-being of students impacted by Islamophobia on campus.

Cited:
Schaidle, Allen. "Colleges Addressing Needs of Muslim Students." Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. N.p., 10 May 2016. Web. 12 Oct. 2016.

  • Understand foundational concepts and context that underpin issues related to Islamophobia on campus and beyond
  • Learn now to respond and confront hate/bias incidents on campus within a broader strategy and protocol
  • Discover practical strategies for helping to ensure the safety, security and well-being of all Muslim students, faculty and administrators
  • Administration
  • Enrollment Management
  • Faculty
  • Human Resources
  • Online Learning
  • Student Services/Affairs
  • International Education/Affairs
  • Diversity Officers
  • Anyone interested in learning more about and supporting Muslim students

Amer F. Ahmed, Ed.D, is an individual with an eclectic personal and professional experience. As a Hip Hop activist, spoken word poet, Diversity consultant, and college administrator, he channels his diverse experiences into work geared towards effective change serving to create mutual benefit for all. Born in Springfield, Ohio to Indian Muslim immigrants, Amer has dedicated his life to engaging and facilitating diversity across human difference. As an undergraduate student at Miami University in Ohio, he studied Anthropology and Black World Studies enhanced by powerful study abroad experiences in South Africa and Nepal. He then went on to Indiana University-Bloomington for his M.A. in Anthropology and African American/African Diaspora Studies. Amer’s education, global and professional experiences support his efforts to address issues of social justice that continue to face traditionally marginalized communities. He is also engaged in the field of Intercultural Communication with a focus on a developmental approach to Intercultural competency. Such approaches have been useful in his work in Organizational Assessment and Development, Workshop facilitation, Public Speaking, Leadership Development and Student Support. He has been featured on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris Perry” show and in Dr. Shakti Butler’s film on racism entitled “Cracking the Codes.” Amer currently serves as a member of SpeakOut: Institute for Democratic Education and Culture, Faculty at the Summer and Winter Institutes for Intercultural Communication and Director of Intercultural Teaching and Faculty Development at University of Massachusetts - Amherst.


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How much does a live webinar or on-demand training cost?

1 Training (Live Webinar or On-Demand Training) - $425 Unlimited connections, campus-wide access license to the recording for one year.

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In-Service Training: Plan an in-service around a live webinar or schedule a day and time to show the recording in a lecture hall or large conference room and invite faculty and staff to brainstorm and discuss implications for your institution.

Online Faculty and Staff Learning Communities: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.

Staff Recognition: Develop a program around the webinar with monthly themes and recognize the staff members that implement the best idea related to the theme.

Team-Building: Utilize these trainings to develop cross-functional and cross-discipline teams to foster collegiality.

New Employee Training: Include the online training as part of your new employee training program to ensure consistency.

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