Overcoming Fear: Addressing anti-Muslim Bias in the Classroom and Community

Overcoming Fear: Addressing anti-Muslim Bias in the Classroom and Community

How does anti-Muslim discrimination and Islamophobia impact my community and how can I, as an educator and community leader, be more effective in responding to it? This 4-Part virtual training course is specifically designed for educators and community leaders who are asking these questions and are ready to commit to countering anti-Muslim discrimination in their communities in word and deed.

Shoulder to Shoulder, along with our partners who are experts and practitioners in the field, will share up-to-date research, resources, tools, and messaging to be stronger, strategic, and more effective actors in shaping our nation toward a greater vision – where all people, no matter their religious or cultural background, are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect. This online course brings together video content from some of our partners, online self-guided learning modules, and virtual live sessions to connect with each other, the speakers, and our team.

The training has 3 core components:

  • Understanding and contextualizing Islamophobia and anti-Muslim bigotry (the complexity of the issue, facts & figures)
  • Messaging and communicating for change (reviewing underlying dynamics of why negative speech resonates, top-testing messaging recommendations, communications tips)
  • Strategies for engagement and change (concrete ideas and tactics for moving people on the issue)


Module 1 Live Intro Session: Tuesday, July 27th, 11:00am-1:00pmET
Module 2 Live Session: Tuesday, August 3rd, 11:00am-1:00pmET
Module 3 Live Session: Tuesday, August 10th, 11:00am-1:00pmET
Module 4 Live Session: Tuesday, August 17th, 11:00am-1:00pmET

Register Herehttps://lakelandslearning.com/courses/overcoming-fear/