Islamophobia: Implications for Global Health

Join us for a dialogue on how Muslim identity and the current social and political context in which it is shaped affects the health of Muslims living in Canada.

Islamophobia: Implications for Global Health

The perceived ‘clash’ between ‘Islam’ and the ‘West’ post 9/11 creates anxieties. Even at the university, one may find a portrayal of “Islam” and “Muslim” within the context of conflict and violence. This form of othering contributes directly to the marginalization and isolation of Muslims living in the West. This community collaborative dialogue provides an intellectual and respectful space to explore Islamophobia as it pertains to social justice, security and sustainability. The project will approach the underlying issues of Islamophobia through a series of short talks that address art as resistance, gender and race as they affect the lives of Muslims, and a dialogue session to explore the implications of Islamophobia on global health.

Islamophobia: Critical Resistance through Art
Boonaa Mohammed, Yassin Alsalman & Sundus Abdul Hadi
January 20, 2010, 6-7:30pm @ Liu Institute for Global Issues


Islamophobia: An Introspective Look at Gender & Race
Sunera Thobani, Sundus Abdul Hadi & Alnoor Gova
January 21, 2010, 12-1pm @ Liu Institute for Global Issues


Islamophobia: Implications for Global Health
Yassin Alsalman, Sundus Abdul Hadi, Boonaa Mohammed, with UBC Scholars.
Moderated by Dr. Shafik Dharamsi
January 21, 2010, 5-7pm @ Liu Institute for Global Issues

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For complete information, please visit or download the poster here.

Supported by the Global Health Network at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, Centre for Race Autobiography Gender & Age Studies (RAGA), Centre for Culture, Identity & Education (CCIE), UBC ISGP, UBC Equity Office and UBC Access & Diversity

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