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This is the second of three events centered on the Muslims in Brooklyn  public art and history project. The third and final installment of the series will be Perspectives on Policing on 1/27/21. Participation in the previous Muslim in Brooklyn event is not a prerequesite for attending this event.                                         

For well over a century, Muslims have lived, worked, and prayed in Brooklyn, making it a major center of Muslim life for New York City and the nation. As such, the histories and experiences of Brooklyn’s Muslim communities provide compelling material for culturally relevant conversations on religious diversity and pluralism in our classrooms.

Join the Center for Brooklyn History education team for the second installment in our educator professional learning series centered on our new Muslims in Brooklyn curriculum. Fellow educators and curriculum authors Dr. Habiba Noor and Alex Tronolone will present a curated selection of oral histories and activities that enable students to recognize the feelings and perspectives of other people. Featured oral histories that touch on the memories of childhood from a narrator facing the challenges of being the lone Muslim in class, or navigating cultural differences as a first generation American will be the catalyst for educators to practice using oral histories as a tool to build empathy and listening skills in the classroom.

CTLE Credits: 1.5

COST: FREE

 

Accessibility Statement:

We strive to offer educator professional learning opportunities that are inclusive for individuals with disabilities and our team is committed to the work that goes into creating safe and productive spaces for all.  If you have an accessibility requirement, please let us know by checking the appropriate box while registering for our professional learning opportunities and a staff member will reach out with accessibility options prior to the event. 

The Muslims in Brooklyn public history project is generously supported by the The Bay and Paul Foundations, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art’s Building Bridges Program, The Malka Fund, The New York Community Trust, Nissan Foundation, and TD Charitable Foundation and TD Bank.

Muslims in Brooklyn is also supported by New York City Council Members Rafael Espinal and Brad Lander, and, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

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