Deutsch Foundation Funds Launch of Islamophobia History Education Project
Thanks to the support of a generous grant of $10,000 from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Teaching for Change is launching the development of “Islamophobia: a people’s history teaching guide” and related professional development.
Rather than focusing on details of Islamic beliefs and rituals, the Islamophobia teaching guide will make connections between Islamophobia, anti-Black racism, and anti-immigrant racism, investigating the history of Muslims in the United States from the 17th century to the present. The project will create, pilot, and distribute six lessons on Islamophobia that raise consciousness and move people to action.
Alison Kysia leads this project. She served as a fellow on our Zinn Education Project (a joint Teaching for Change and Rethinking Schools initiative) where she wrote a number of lessons and articles including:
- Congo, Coltan, and Cell Phones: A People’s History
- A People’s History of Muslims in the United States
- The Green Feather Movement
- Bashing Howard Zinn: A Critical Look at One of the Critics
The Teaching for Change board and staff thank the Deutsch Foundation president and executive director Jane Brown and senior program officer of arts and equity, Jessica Solomon, for their commitment to our work.
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