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Community Gatherings

Mind and Action Series - Working together to build solutions against Islamophobia

Ryerson continues to reach out to the community with respect to the tragedy at the mosque in Quebec City and the US immigration regulations directed at Muslims from seven Middle East and North African countries.

On February 27, the Provost and Vice-President Academic, in collaboration with the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, invites you to join a discussion on how our community has been impacted by these events, and how we can work together to build solutions against Islamophobia.

Panelists will focus on various political and human rights aspects; the academic understanding of what is Islam and who are Muslims; as well as how allies can support Muslim colleagues as students, staff and faculty.
  • WHAT:
    Mind and Action Series - Working together to build solutions against Islamophobia
  • DATE:
    February 27 2017
  • TIME:
    5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • WHERE:
    Alumni Lounge, Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC)
    We are committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Please contact Georgina Phillips at 416-979-5000, ext. 2875 or in advance of the event if you have any particular accommodation requirements or dietary restrictions.


Haroon Siddiqui

Canadian Newspaper Management Executive, Editor and Columnist; Ryerson Distinguished Visiting Professor, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Communication & Design

Shafique Virani

Distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Toronto; Founding Director of the Centre for South Asian Civilizations; Past Chair of the Department of Historical Studies

Jasmin Zine

Professor, Sociology and the Muslim Studies Option, Wilfrid Laurier University

Natasha Persaud

Employment and Human Rights Lawyer with Formative LLP; Adjunct Faculty, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Imam Yasin Dwyer (moderator)

Muslim Chaplain, Ryerson University

‚ÄčAt Ryerson University, we are redefining the learning experience by exploring bold ideas and transforming them into opportunities. Here, our students get real-world experience and create the impact they want to see in the world. This event is part of the Mind and Action series sponsored by the Provost and Vice-President Academic.

In addition to the Mind and Action event, Ryerson has already hosted several related discussions for:

  • Muslim students on campus;
  • Ryerson faculty and staff who identify as Muslim;
  • Muslim community members and allies to share general feelings and to identify needed supports.