Anti-Racism Symposium

KPU’s Second Annual Anti-Racism Symposium

Anti-Racism Symposium 2024

March 21, 2024
9:00am – 4:00pm
Conference Centre, KPU Surrey
Refreshments will be provided.

KPU’s Office of Equity and Inclusive Communities will host the Second Annual Symposium on Anti-Racism on March 21, 2024, to align with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The symposium aims to discuss and encourage confronting racism and to share internal and external research, scholarship, and creativity on racism/anti-racism. 

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Jasmin Zine - Under Siege book cover

Under Siege: Islamophobia and the 9/11 Generation 

The 9/11 attacks in the United States and the subsequent global ‘war on terror” along with domestic security policies in western nations has impacted the lives of young Muslims whose identities and experiences have been shaped within and against these conditions. The generation of Muslim youth who have come of age during these turbulent times have a unique legacy because they have not known a world before the aftermath and backlash surrounding these events. Millennial Muslim youth have been cast as potential “radicals” and jihadists” who pose a threat to national security and western democratic societies. Dr. Jasmin Zine will discuss her book Under Siege: Islamophobia and the 9/11 Generation (McGill-Queens University Press, 2022) that explores the experiences of the ‘9/11 generation’ of Canadian Muslim youth as they navigate these fraught times of heightened Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism.

Speaker Bio

Jasmin Zine

Jasmin Zine is a Professor of Sociology and Religion & Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her recent book Under Siege: Islamophobia and the 9/11 Generation was named on the Hill Times List of 100 Best Books in Canada in 2022.


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