Addressing Islamophobia

Addressing Islamophobia in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) engages the community to respond to Islamophobia and xenophobic discrimination.

The goal of the project is to increase local knowledge about countering Islamophobia and xenophobic discrimination, and to foster the development of community-wide anti-Islamophobia strategies.

We understand Islamophobia as an irrational fear and hatred of Islam and Muslims (and those perceived as Muslim) that translates into everyday individual, ideological (that include racism and xenophobia), and systemic forms of oppression.

Our primary objectives are:
  • To improve local knowledge about national and global strategies to respond to Islamophobia, racisms, and xenophobic discrimination.
  • To develop collaborative relationships among organizations and groups already engaged in working with, and in support of, Muslim and other local racialized communities.
  • To plan, coordinate, and deliver anti-Islamophobia workshops September 22-23, 2018.
  • To advance conversations about Islamophobia with the goal to support equity, fairness and inclusion in NL.
  • To work toward a provincial strategy that addresses discrimination and strategizes tools of inclusion for NL service providers.