Addressing Islamophobia Faculty Keynote + Q&A

As educational institutions continue to cultivate strategies to create diverse and inclusive climates; there has been increased focus on student experiences in the classroom. This talk will be an opportunity for faculty to engage the core intercultural skills that strengthen their ability to facilitate learning in diverse classrooms. In addition, faculty will consider what assumptions often exist in classroom settings and how to engage in pedagogy that can create a more equitable and student-centered learning environment. Finally, faculty will explore how to facilitate difficult conversations and other methods that support dynamic and inclusive learning environments for students.

On October 24th, Contra Costa College Student Equity will be holding a faculty discussion and student workshop focused on learning more about Islam and Islamophobia and providing needed context to bridge divides.

Dr. Amer F. Ahmed is an organizational strategist who helps institutions and leaders address diversity and inclusion, equity, race, and intercultural development. Dr. Ahmed is the Founder and CEO of AFA Diversity Consulting, LLC, a consulting practice dedicated to enhancing the development of organizations through efforts around leadership, professional development, assessment, and strategic change. In addition to his consulting work, Dr. Ahmed serves as Director of Intercultural Teaching and Faculty Development at University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Faculty at the Summer and Winter Institutes for Intercultural Communication, and is a member of SpeakOut: Institute for Democratic Education.

Join us as we discuss ways of addressing Islamophobia and supporting our Muslim students in education.

Tickets are free, but you do need to get one.

Family-friendly event. Open to the public.