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Teaching Gender and Sexual Justice: Arab and Muslim Communities Institute

Thursday, November 8
1:00p - 5:00p

This four hour institute will create a transnational feminist setting that enlists multiple co-learning pedagogies, class material (text, genre, inter and multi-disciplinary, etc.), and facilitators. The institute is geared toward educators (high school and college) who might be well-versed in gender and sexuality studies but are not as familiar with Arab and Muslim communities.
 
Teaching Gender and Sexual Justice: Arab and Muslim Communities is grounded in historical and contextual understandings of colonialism/settler colonialism/neocolonialism, racism, exclusion, displacement, war and imperialism not only theoretically but in pedagogical praxis and the lived experiences of marginalized communities and the mobilizing resilience and resistance strategies they employ toward social transformation. Finally, The Institute on Teaching Gender and Sexual Justice: Arab and Muslim Communities will explore how such dialectical and interconnected conceptual framing intervenes in and outside formal and informal classrooms, the streets, community spaces, prisons and detention centers to arrive at transformative and non-exceptionalizing vision of justice, dignity and peace for all our communities.
 
Director: Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, PhD, Director and Senior Scholar, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies, San Francisco State University