Islamophobia manifests in many different anti-Muslim activities that take many forms: structural, individual, and dialectic Islamophobia. At the private individual level, Islamophobia takes the form of harassment and violence. On a community level, the emergence of anti-Muslim hate groups, anti-Muslim rallies, organized and anti-mosque activity—including opposition to mosque construction or expansion, vandalism, and opposition to refugee resettlement—demonstrate Islamophobia. On a structural level, Islamophobia is reflected in institutionalized anti-Muslim legislation and further perpetuated through dialectical Islamophobia via policing, bias in media representation and in the legal system, and the use of anti-Muslim rhetoric and statements by political candidates and elected or appointed officials.
This webinar will provide an opportunity to address the different levels of Islamophobia as well as highlight the toolkit, a collection of resources and proven best practices to empower communities and individuals to effectively counter and dismantle Islamophobia in its various forms. As a living document, the toolkit may be updated from time to time with new resources.
This toolkit is a joint effort published by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, America Indivisible, Western States Center, and Shoulder to Shoulder. We would like to acknowledge our generous supporters whose contributions made this report possible, including DBEK Fund of the Common Counsel Foundation and Open Society Foundation.
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