FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Public Schools, Framingham Coming Together and the City of Framingham will host dismantling Islamophobia workshop on March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Hemeneway Elementary School.
Meira Neggaz is the Executive Director of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), where she is responsible for the institution’s overall leadership, representation, strategy and growth. She leads ISPU’s team to conduct and broadly disseminate research on the American Muslim community and issues impacting it.
She will share findings from the Insttute’s unique and often groundbreaking research on Muslim communities in America, who they are, their lived experiences, how the current climate is affecting them and what you can do to combat anti-Muslim sentiment in your classrooms and beyond.
Roughly half of Americans say they have never met a Muslim, according to the Framingham Public Schools.
“This, coupled with negative political and social rhetoric, has led to mistrust, a lack of understanding and in some cases, bullying, discrimination and violence,” said the school department in announcing the workshop.
In fact, 42% of Muslim families saying they have at least once child who has been bullied in the past year, said the school department.