Naved BakaliEducation professor Naved Bakali will open EDID Week with a March 20 presentation entitled “Understanding Islamophobia, Coloniality, and the War on Terror.”

Discussions of Islamophobia and anti-Semitism to open EDID Week

The University of Windsor’s second annual Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization (EDID) Week begins today with online discussions of Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.

Education professor Naved Bakali will present “Understanding Islamophobia, Coloniality, and the War on Terror” at 1 p.m. Dr. Bakali, co-editor of the book The Rise of Global Islamophobia in the War on Terror: Coloniality, Race, and Islam, will discuss how localized histories, conflicts, and geopolitical realities have shaped the ways Islamophobia manifests, highlighting activism and resistance confronting it. Register to attend on MS Teams.

Anti-Semitism, its meaning, definition, and scope is the subject of a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. In “Antisemitism: Reflections on How to Name, Frame, and Challenge,” panellists will outline the contours of the debates about anti-Semitism, focusing on the academic context. They are all members of the Jewish Faculty Network: Windsor law professor Jillian Rogin, and Abigail Bakan and Sheryl Nestel of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Register to attend on MS Teams.

Tomorrow’s EDID Week events include:

  • Mark Lubrick and Lorie Stolarchuk, learning specialists in the Office of Open Learning, presenting “Quick tips for making your Brightspace site more accessible” as part of Accessibility Awareness Days at 11:30 a.m. Register to attend on MS Teams.
  • UWindsor faculty members Edward Venzon Cruz, Jane Ku, Grace Liu, Naved Bakali, Shijing Xu, and Chenkai Chi discussing “Celebrating Asian Heritage for an equitable diverse inclusive learning community” at 1 p.m. Register to attend on MS Teams.
  • Natalie Delia Deckard, professor of criminology and director of the Black Studies Institute, presenting “Eliminating Racial Discrimination in Public Institutions of Higher Education” at 6 p.m. at the SoCA Armouries Performance Hall as well as on MS Teams. Register to attend in-person or online.

Presented by the Office of the Vice-President Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, EDID Week activities continue through Friday, March 24. Find details on the EDID Week website.

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