Media Advisory: National organizations launch new educator’s guide on geopolitical trauma and Islamophobia for school season
-For Immediate Release-
National organizations launch new educator’s guide on geopolitical trauma and Islamophobia for school season
(Ottawa – August 24, 2016) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent civil liberties & advocacy organization, will be joined by several partners on August 25th to launch a new educator’s guide on helping students dealing with geo-political trauma and Islamophobia.
The Islamic Social Services Association (ISSA), the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC), and the NCCM produced the guide to provide support to educators addressing issues arising out of the recent arrival of Syrian refugees to Canada, as well as the growing concern regarding Islamophobia and its impacts on children and youth.
The press conference will be in both English and French.
WHAT: Launch of new guide for educators titled “Helping students deal with trauma related to geopolitical violence and Islamophobia”
- Ihsaan Gardee, NCCM Executive Director
- Shahina Siddiqui, ISSA President
- Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner, CHRC
WHEN: Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Charles Lynch Room, 130 S, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
WHY: The arrival of Syrian refugees to Canada over the past year, as well as growing anti-Muslim rhetoric in Canada and in the United States, is having impacts on Canadian students and classrooms. This new guide is intended to support educators in addressing these complex issues and to further nurture safe and inclusive spaces at school for all students.
CONTACT: Amira Elghawaby, Communications Director, 613-254-9704; firstname.lastname@example.org