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CIC Edmonton: Don’t Touch My Hair or My Hijab – The Intersection of anti-Black Racism and Islamophobia in Edmonton, Canada, and Globally
February 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MSTFree
Nadiya Ali is a PhD Candidate in Sociology specializing in anti-racism, community empowerment, and Islamophobia. Nadiya brings extensive experience in education, research, and community development to her role as the National Council of Canadian Muslim’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist.
Nadiya is also a published author researching and writing in the areas of Islamophobia, Muslim identity, and Anti-blackness. Nadiya has also been a part of a range of community-based research and programming initiatives across the Greater Toronto Area, including the Black Experience Project and the Migrant Resilience project. More recently, Nadiya held a Visiting Fellow position at Suffolk University, teaching in the Sociology and Criminal justice department.
Nadira Barre is currently the Anti-Racism Consultant at NorQuest College where she is leading the college in developing and implementing an anti-racism strategy to address systemic inequities in post secondary institutions. Nadira has also worked on a project funded by Public Safety Canada to work with the public to prevent and counter hate and extremism through education, research, and awareness. She has experience working with a wide range of stakeholders to document concerns related to violence, extremism, hate crimes, and racism.
She has an extensive background in anti-racism education, theory and practice and is skilled at working with and across multi-disciplinary teams.