Tue, November 6th, 12:15 PM
01:00 PM

Jewish Responses to Anti-Semitism in Canada: Lessons for Anti-Muslim Hatred

Room 704
Description: 
Both Muslim and Jewish communities have experienced acts of hatred, violence and systemic oppression throughout their long presence in Canada. The relative comparability of anti-Semitism with anti-Muslim hatred because of racialization and similar psycho-physiological effects makes knowledge-sharing between both communities an imperative. The first component of this presentation involves original research on Jewish responses to anti-Semitism in Canada, conducted through the Tessellate Institute with support from the Institute for Religious and Global Studies. Interviews with Jewish advocates and community members across the country and other studies reveal important lessons about scope and strategy for those combating anti-Muslim hatred. The second component of this presentation will be an exploration of the case study of the AMPAC Muslim-Jewish Women's Collective based in Edmonton, Alberta.