Curriculums and Trainings
Communities Against Islamophobia (For Allies)
Developed in coalition with American Friends Service Committee, this training seeks to help non-Muslims develop an understanding of anti-Muslim racism / Islamophobia beyond individual acts to state level violence. As a group we review common myths against Muslims and other marginalized groups to better understand how they are used to justify structural and state violence. This training also provides a means to identify Islamophobia, from both liberal and conservative ends so that we may learn to reject it regardless of the flavor by which it manifests. Along with being able to identify and understand Islamophobia, we also help brainstorm alternative narratives by which one can resist Islamophobia. By the end of this training we provide a fundamental understanding of how ally-ship can be moved from only individual acts to challenging systems and dominant narratives.
Islamophobia Training for Muslims
Developed in coalition with American Friends Service Committee, this training is specifically tailored to the Muslim experience, and seeks to help Muslims develop an understanding of anti-Muslim racism / Islamophobia beyond individual acts to state level violence. As a group, we discuss common experiences of internalized and externalized Islamophobia so that we can better understand the systems that create them. By the end of this training we provide a foundation to discuss organizing as Muslims, the actions we must take as a community, and the challenges that come with that.
Safety in Security in the Age of Islamophobia
This training is specifically developed for a Muslim audience, and discusses the recent events in history that create a necessity for this conversation. We seek to provide an understanding of the state and its past and current interactions with our community. We then discuss what our faith tradition advises in terms of protecting ourselves as Muslims, and how we can better implement these practices.
Muslim Ban Teach In
This training provides a critical framework to break down the Muslim ban. We discuss basic background information to understand under what assumptions were made in its creation and who the ban effects the most. Through this approach, we develop new ideas for how to tackle this issue and how to prevent similar occurrences from happening in our future.
Being an Ally to Palestinians
Developed in coalition with Jewish Voice for Peace, this training seeks to help non-Palestinians understand the work that goes behind being an ally. We base our approach on the basic understanding of centering and listening to affected communities in ally-ship. With this framework we work to empower allies to hold themselves and their communities accountable through their language and actions.
GAZA 101 : Clashes or Colonization?
This training was developed for an audience with varying levels of understanding for what is happening in Gaza/Palestine, and sets an environment of a community learning space. We seek to offer a historical look into the reality of the situation in Gaza through an anti-racist, anti-imperial, anti-colonial lens, contrary to what is portrayed in mainstream media.
Islamophobia and Islamic Psychotherapy [Currently being developed]
Developed in coalition with several Muslim mental health professionals, this training is a comprehensive approach to uplifting Muslim clients for mental health providers.
Social Justice in Islam
Based on the compilation of Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research’s “40onJustice” lecture series by Omar Suleiman, this curriculum is developed for a Muslim audience, but open to people of all backgrounds. We seek to provide a framework for better understanding how social justice is an integral part of Islam, and action is something we cannot ignore and must engage in on an individual and communal basis.
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