Countering islamophobia through advocacy and public education
This webinar is organized as part of the Refugees Welcome Here! campaign, led by Amnesty Canada (anglophone and francophone sections), and the CCR. The session will focus on effective strategies and provide practical tools to address Islamophobia through advocacy, public education, civic engagement, as well as practical advice on challenging negative stereotypes about Islam, muslims, and effectively countering media narratives.
Wednesday 20 July 2016, 2pm Eastern
Resource person: Amira Elghawaby, NCCM
The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the human rights & civil liberties of Canadian Muslims (and by extension of all Canadians), promoting their public interests, building mutual understanding and challenging Islamophobia and other forms of xenophobia. Built from within the Canadian Muslim community, the NCCM is a leading voice enriching Canadian society through Muslim civic engagement and the promotion of human rights. Working in partnership with grassroots communities, the NCCM engages in professional activism and develops strategies in anti-discrimination, community education & outreach, media relations and public advocacy to effectively represent the interests of a broad and diverse range of Canadian Muslims. As a longstanding Canadian organization, the NCCM has an exemplary record of defending rights and liberties, promoting active citizenship and upholding Canadian pluralism.
Our presenter, Amira Elghawaby worked as a journalist, producing stories for the CBC Radio, the Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. In 2012, she joined NCCM as Human Rights Coordinator to advocate for the human rights & civil liberties of diverse communities. In 2015, Amira became NCCM’s Communications Director in which she leads the NCCM’s media relations, public engagement and strategic communications.
* La présentation sera en anglais. Malheureusement nous n'avons pas la possibilité d'offrir ce webinaire en français, mais les francophones sont bienvenus à poser leurs questions en français*
This webinar is free-of-charge for anyone who would like to attend.
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