Professional Development Event: Summit on (De)Institutionalizing Islamophobia on College Campuses

Join us on Friday, September 8th at USC

The Center for Education, Identity and Social Justice at the USC Rossier School of Education is pleased to announce our first official event: Summit on (De)Institutionalizing Islamophobia on College Campuses. The Summit will feature:

-Parwana Anwar, JD: Trial and Criminal Defense Attorney
Zulaikha Aziz, JD: Human Rights Attorney
Shabana Mir, PhD: Assistant Professor and Coordinator, General Education at American Islamic College
Marwa Rifahie, JD: Civil Rights Attorney at CAIR-LA
Najeeba Syeed, JD: Associate Professor of Interreligious Education at Claremont School of Theology

The Summit will address the legal issues and policies affecting today’s Muslim college students. It will explore thoughtful and empirically based understanding of the diversity and intersectionality within the Muslim community. Topics will include how the institutionalization of Islamophobia under the guise of national security is negatively impacting today’s Muslim college students, as well as discuss:

-Intersectionality
-Muslim ban
-Monolithic portrayals of Muslims
-Racialization of Muslims
-Violence directed towards the Muslim community

This one-day event on Friday, September 8th, 2017 will take place on USC’s campus. The Summit is open to higher education and student affairs professionals and scholars as well as student leaders. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to attendees. Space is limited – you can register for the event here

Early bird rates are in effect until August 18th, with a limited number of student leader rates available at $50 and general admission rates at $150.  After August 18th, the limited student leader rates will be $60 and the general admission rate will be $175.

Please contact us at socialjustice@usc.edu if you have any questions or visit bit.ly/sept8summit.

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Conference Opportunity: MECA in Anaheim August 19-20, 2017

Academia Foundation would like to invite you to MECA (Multicultural Education Conference in Anaheim).  This multicultural, education-focused conference is free to attend and will be held Saturday, August 19 – Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The conference will feature presentations from some of the world’s leading linguists as well as intercultural communication experts.  We also invite teachers to give presentations in any of the following themes:

  • bilingual education
  • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • intercultural communications
  • school leadership and classroom strategies
  • international film and culture
  • initiatives for peace and sustainability

Key speakers will include Dr. David Nunan and Dr. Kathleen Bailey: world renowned linguists in the field of TESOL.

REGISTER TODAY! One-minute online registration:
There is no charge to attend. Registration form must be completed for each attendee. To register, please fill out the form from here.

If you are interested in presenting at MECA:

Teachers interested in presenting at MECA can visit the website for instructions in how to submit their materials. The deadline to apply is June 16, 2017.

Please visit www.academiafoundation.org for more information and to register for MECA.  We look forward to seeing you in August!

MECA -Conference flyer here

USC SPRING FEST!! Saturday, April 1st 2017

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No April Fool’s. It’s actually happening.

Come thru McCarthy Quad on April 1st for an absolutely fuego lineup of music and food.

There will also be ticket giveaways and super fun games.
Special thanks to our friends at Progam Board, USG, GSG, ESA and Trojan Pride

Check the Springfest Facebook page for the full lineup!

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