California Charitable Foundation Supports Our Project Countering Islamophobia
Thank you to Muhannad Malas and the California Charitable Foundation for the commitment of $10,000 to help launch “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 for Teaching for Change. 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
With this donation, we have raised a total of $20,000 of the $121,600 needed to complete this project.
Now we need your support. Please make a donation to fight Islamophobia with consciousness-raising education.
November 14, 2017