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Anti-Islamophobia Series | In Remembrance of the Quebec Mosque Shooting

Apr 24th 2022

Anti-Islamophobia Series: In Remembrance of the Quebec Mosque Shooting

To mark the five-year anniversary of the Quebec mosque shooting (January 29, 2017), this 3-part series will analyze different aspects of Islamophobia – and resistance to Islamophobia – in Canada and beyond. Please join us online for the series.

EVENT RECORDINGS | 

Part 1: On Gendered and Legalized Islamophobia – Click here

Part 2: Contesting Islam, Constructing Race & Sexuality – Click here

Part 3: Islamophobia Across Borders – Click here

 

Tuesday January 25, 6:30 PM EST

On Gendered and Legalized Islamophobia: Law, Justice, and Niqab-Wearing Women in Canada 

Talk and discussion with Professor Natasha Bakht on her recent book, In Your Face: Law, Justice, and Niqab-Wearing Women in Canada.

Natasha Bakht is a Full Professor of law at the University of Ottawa and the Shirley Greenberg Chair for Women and the Legal Profession (2020-2024). Her research interests are generally in the area of law, culture and minority rights and specifically in the intersecting area of religious freedom and women’s equality.

In Your Face analyzes niqab bans in Canada while also drawing on interviews with niqab-wearing women to reveal their complex identities and multiple motivations. It was listed as one of the Hill Times’ Best Books of 2020, and received the 2020-2021 Huguenot Society of Canada Award from the Ontario Historical Society.

Date: Tuesday January 25, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm EST
Admission: Free 
Location: Virtual – to access, click here at the appropriate date/time. 
Please note: you do not need a Facebook account to view the live event, although you will need one to make comments and ask questions. 

 

Thursday January 27, 6:30 PM EST

Histories of Violence: Contesting Islam, Constructing Race and Sexuality

Talk and discussion with Professor Sunera Thobani on her recent book, Contesting Islam, Constructing Race and Sexuality: The Inordinate Desire of the West.

Sunera Thobani is Professor in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia. Her scholarship focuses on critical race, postcolonial and feminist theory; globalization, citizenship and migration; and media, violence, Muslim women and the War on Terror.

In Contesting Islam, Constructing Race and Sexuality, Professor Thobani examines how Islam is foundational to the formation of Western identity and politics at critical points in its history, including the Crusades, the Reconquista of al-Andalus, the colonial period and the war on terror. The book unpacks conventional as well as unconventional orthodoxies to open up new spaces in how we think about sexual and racial identity in the West, and the crucial role that Islam has had and continues to have in its development.

Date: Thursday January 27, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm EST
Admission: Free 
Location: Virtual – to access, click here at the appropriate date/time. 
Please note: you do not need a Facebook account to view the live event, although you will need one to make comments and ask questions. 

 

Saturday January 29, 2:30 PM EST

Panel | Islamophobia Across Borders: Anti-Muslim Racism in Canada and the United States

This panel will analyze continuities, contrasts, and collaborations in anti-Muslim racism between Canada and the US. It will also explore relationships of solidarity being built across borders, and between different struggles for anti-racist and anti-colonial justice. 

Co-sponsor:

 

Featuring

Leila Bdeir (Vanier College, Montreal): anti-racist and feminist scholar-activist

Dr. Maha Hilal  (Justice for Muslims Collective, DC): anti-racism researcher, writer, and organizer

Dr.  Tarek Younis (Middlesex University, London, UK): cultural and critical clinical psychologist

Moderated by Azeezah Kanji (Noor Cultural Centre, Toronto): legal academic and journalist

Date: Saturday January 29, 2022
Time: 2:30 pm EST
Admission: Free 
Location: Virtual – to access, click here at the appropriate date/time. 
Please note: you do not need a Facebook account to view the live event, although you will need one to make comments and ask questions. 






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