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March 2017

19th National Metropolis Conference – Race Matters

March 16, 2017 - March 18, 2017
Sheraton Montreal, 1201 René-Lévesque Blvd W
Montreal, Quebec H3B 2L7 Canada
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Race matters: Interrogating Race and Racism in the Immigration and Refugee Discourse The recent global refugee crisis has triggered a tremendous act of generosity and voluntarism among Canadians, but it has also unleashed racist and xenophobic responses to refugees and immigrants. This workshop explores issues of xenophobia, Islamophobia, and anti-Black racism in immigration policy and practice. organizer Debbie Douglas, OCASI Participants:   Ihsaan Gardee, Executive Director, National Council of Canadian Muslims Notisha Massaquoi, Executive Director, Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community…

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CALGARY: 2017 One Ummah Conference

March 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, Alberta, 205 8 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K9 Canada
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$30 National Council of Canadian Muslims's Amira Elghawaby will be speaking about civic engagement.

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CALGARY: Islamophobia Workshop

March 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
University of Calgary, Room #1234, 2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 Canada
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            Free admission for One Ummah Conference ticket holders.

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April 2017

TORONTO: Whole Conversations with Professor Khaled Beydoun

April 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Centre for Social Innovation Annex, 720 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2R4 Canada
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It is a pleasure to invite you to our Whole Conversations event with Professor Khaled Beydoun – an event to discuss racism, Islamophobia, racial and religious justice. Professor Khaled Beydoun will discuss the Muslim Ban and the emergence of Legal Islamophobia. Professor Beydoun argues that Legal Islamophobia is facilitated by legal and political baselines – deeply embedded in legal, media, and political institutions – that frame Islam as un-American, and Muslims as presumptive national security threats. About the Speaker – Professor…

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OTTAWA: 2017 Canadian Association of Journalists, National Conference

April 28, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sheraton Ottawa Hotel, 150 Albert St,
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G2 Canada
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Diversity in 2017 Canadian journalists are covering a cascade of social issues, from Black Lives Matter protests to the inquiry on missing and murdered indigenous women. Reporters are coming across disturbing cases of Islamophobia, and uplifting stories of communities embracing newcomers. Four journalists with a range of life experience and reporting will discuss Canadian media's shortfalls and successes, while offering practical advice to better cover our diverse society. Panelists: Amira Elghawaby, National Council of Canadian Muslims    Desmond Cole   Manisha…

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