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Muslim Canadians are the largest religious minority in the country. Contrary to commonplace assumptions, the Muslim community actively participates in debates concerning major issues in Canadian politics, including divisive issues such as LGBTQ rights and racial profiling. This Conversation aims to invite a dialog on new evidence concerning Islamophobia, communal and societal awareness of Canadian Muslims negotiating Islamophobia in everyday life, racialization of Muslims and emphasizes the urgent need to understand Muslim identity in a much broader frame than simply religious identification. The hosts will shed light on academic and scholarly works’ contributions to the ongoing debates concerning Muslims in Canada and share findings and observations on scholarship and policy measures that emerged in the Canadian polity during the post 9/11 era and identify the main arteries of the debates as a necessary addendum to media-based presentations of the community.
- Nergis Canefe, Associate Professor, Department of Politics, York University
- Azeezah Kanji, Director of Programming, Noor Cultural Centre