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IFYC: Campus Responses to Islamophobia (Webinar)

InterFaith Youth Core

Addressing Hate on Campus

Stories of anti-Muslim bigotry seem to be everywhere. The New York Times recently reported thatcrimes against Muslim Americans have risen sharply since the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino. This climate of fear and intolerance is especially acute on college and university campuses, where Muslim students are increasingly shouldering the burdens of Islamophobia, even including outright threats to their safety.   

Join the IFYC network on Wednesday, February 17 for a one-hour discussion around the practical ways that campuses can take action against anti-Muslim bigotry. 

Participants will learn how different campuses have effectively responded to incidents of Islamophobia and religious hate and how to proactively build inclusive environments. Karin Firoza, an IFYC alum and Muslim interfaith leader working at Northeastern University, will share her perspective on both her undergraduate experience and her current job in student affairs. IFYC’s Carr Harkrader will introduce a new IFYC resource on responding to hateful incidents on campus and give you the opportunity to get in touch with peers at other institutions who are addressing these issues. 

While this session looks at campus hate incidents primarily through the lens of a recent surge in Islamophobia, the takeaways are applicable to broader concerns of religious intolerance that affect students of various identities. 

Learn more on our website or sign up here:


Date: Feb. 17, 2016

Cost: Free

Time: 1:00 pm EST / 12:00 noon CST / 10:00 am PST

Duration: 1 hour

We’re looking forward to having this vital discussion and hope you’ll take part. All are welcome, so please share widely with your friends and colleagues. 

In the meantime, consider taking part in #ChangeTheStory, an online campaign to amplify the positive stories of interfaith cooperation and challenge the most divisive narratives around religion in America. We can’t wait to see your stories, your ideas, and your messages of support.