University of Wisconsin–Madison

Teacher Workshop: Overcoming Islamophobia: Creating a Positive Classroom Culture

When: August 7, 2017 12:00 pm

Where: Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

Sponsors:UW Institute for Regional & International Studies (IRIS), Islamic Society of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition

“Overcoming Islamophobia: Creating a Positive Classroom Culture” is a one-day workshop for K-12 educators.

Islamophobia is a distorted image of Islam and Muslim caused by faith misrepresentation and fear exploitation of religious practices and believes.
The purpose of this one-day workshop is two-fold: (1) to explore resources, background, and related issues of Islamophobia, and (2) to introduce ways
to build positive classroom communities. This  workshop designed for k-12 and higher education audiences and includes national speakers, a visit to the Islamic Society  of Milwaukee with authentic lunch, and success stories from classroom teachers.

The registration fee for this workshop, which includes lunch at the Islamic Society of Milwaukee, is $30. Teachers wishing to receive one Alverno graduate credit for their participation will pay an additional fee and will need to complete a written assignment after the workshop. Please click here to register.