School District Staff & Administrators – Countering Islamophobia

Countering Islamophobia and Other Bigotries and their Impact on Marginalized Communities

The purpose of this seminar is to provide educators and school staff with a picture of the challenges faced by Muslim and other marginalized students in the current environment as well as solutions for addressing these challenges. It begins with a look at rising hate crimes against marginalized communities and some of the historical factors that have created these bigotries, including  colonialism, racialization, xenophobia, and internalization. It addresses the issue of bullying and provides tools to prevent or reduce bullying in the school and classroom. It also looks at ways to accommodate religious practices of Muslim and other minority students and concludes with educator guidelines and resources for teaching about religious and other communities.


  • Improved awareness and understanding of the current environment for Muslim and other marginalized communities generally and students from these communities specifically.
  • Prevention of harassment and bullying and improved student inclusion, wellness, and safety.
  • Cultural awareness and development of cultural competency skills as it relates to working with marginalized students, their parents and community.
  • Improved relationships with diverse students and their families, which potentially results in higher levels of learning.
  • Fulfillment of requirements for certification, credentials, and professional development programs.


K-12 school district administrators and staff; K-12 teachers and higher education faculty; deans and department chairs in colleges and schools of education; pre-service teachers.


Workshop Length: 1- 2 hours
Number of Participants: 20 or more
Available: onsite or via webinar

For More Information

Contact us at [email protected] or 408-296-7312, extension 160. To schedule a seminar, please complete the form below.