In this issue: Combatting Islamophobia; Black History Month; 48-hour Anti-Racism Film Festival; Refugee Awareness; Anti-Racism workshop; Working in Anti-Racism; Get to know Islam; Advocacy Guide.
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Combatting Islamophobia
A Message to Non-Muslim Allies

Combating Islamophobia: A Message to Non-Muslim Allies
This video, by Edmonton's very own Nakita Valerio, provides some concrete tools through which we can support and centre Muslim voices in our community. 

48-hour Anti-Racism Film Festival

This year CFRAC is partnering with the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation to commemorate March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, through a multi-event film festival. The festival will start off with a 48-hour film challenge, held from Feb. 17-19, 2017 and a Poetry Jam at Massawa Cafe & Bistro on Feb. 18, 2017 at 7pm. We are still looking for teams to register for the film challenge. All of the films will be showcased at the March 21 Red Carpet Film Festival Screening. To register for the challenge or the poetry jam, to get your FREE tickets for the red carpet film screening, or for more information on the challenge and the festival please check out the event website and follow our journey through #48hourantiracism.
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Get to Know About Islam!

What is ISLAM? What defines a Muslim, what are their beliefs, and what do they practice? Join members of the Muslim Community of Edmonton (MCE) Mosque for a first-hand experience of Islam.

The Open House program includes:
2:00pm Reception 
2:30pm Short lecture and Q&A session 
3:30pm One to one discussion with Muslims
4:00pm Tour of the Mosque and illustration of main activities 
4:30pm Meet with new Muslims who have embraced Islam recently

Event Details

Working in Racism

Read Roxanne Felix-Mah's latest article exploring her experience working as an anti-racism educator. Born and raised in Edmonton, Roxanne works as a community advocate, public health professor, research evaluator, speculative fiction and creative fiction writer. Her short stories have been featured in a number of anthologies. Her parents immigrated from the Philippines in the 1960s.

Black History Month

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Workshop Series: Anti-Racism

Join us for a three-part series exploring the roots of racism and gain a better understanding of the impacts of racism on an individual, institutional, and societal level and develop tools for dealing with racism in communities and in the workplace. Workshops will take place on February 24, March 10 & 24, 2017.
For more information, or to register, contact us.
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Upcoming Workshop: Refugee Awareness for Inclusive Communities

Join CFRAC and the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op for a full day workshop exploring refugee journeys and experiences. Gain a better understanding of the challenges and barriers that refugees face, and learn how to build more equitable practices. This workshop will be held on Feb. 22, 2017. Click here for more information and to register. 
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Advocacy Guide
Mobilizing Against Racist Immigration Policies

It is not new to Canada to see people risking their lives to cross our border, a  phenomenon that will likely increase as a result of the U.S.A.'s Executive Order and the general racist sentiments being stoked around the world, including Canada. Check out this resource for actions that you can take in Canada.

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