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How to Fight Islamophobia: Upstander Training for All

  • East Bay Community Space 507 55th Street Oakland, CA, 94609 United States (map)

Since November 2016, the American Muslim community has seen an increase in the number of bias incidents and hate crimes. Here in the Bay Area, we have witnessed Islamophobic harassment and discrimination. These incidents can be scary, but we cannot stand by while our neighbors, colleagues, friends and family are attacked. How do we act as allies/accomplices to protect our communities and dismantle the systematic biases that allow hate incidents to happen?

Join Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of CAIR-SFBA, to learn how to protect victims of harassment without escalating volatile situations. You will learn the principles behind nonviolent, proactive intervention and have the chance to practice the techniques you learn. We will also discuss larger solutions to stop incidents of violence before they start.

The training is intended for anyone aged 15+ (no prior experience/knowledge required). No one will be turned away for lack of funds. The training will involve light to moderate physical movement, interaction in small groups, and role-playing scenarios. If you need special accommodations (ADA accessibility, interpretation, etc.), please email by April 19.

FEATURED SPEAKER/TRAINER: Zahra Billoo, CAIR-SFBA Executive Director.