Friendly Manitoba: Experiences from the Muslim Community
Friendly Manitoba: Experiences from the Muslim Community with Dr. Idris Elbakri
While we pride ourselves on being a friendly province, this friendliness is not exhibited by all and is not experienced by all. This talk will share some early results from a project conducted by the Manitoba Islamic Association aiming at documenting experiences of Islamophobia within the community. The results point toward alarming trends, both in the prevalence of experiencing Islamophobia and its impact on members of the community.
Dr. Idris Elbakri grew up in Palestine, and has called Winnipeg home for over 15 years. Over the years Idris has emerged as a voice for Canadian Muslims and Canadian Palestinians in Manitoba, while also supporting a broad range of human rights causes as a friend and ally. He has volunteered and served through several organizations, and is currently on the board of the Manitoba Islamic Association, United Way Winnipeg and Hospitality House. He is also a member of the City of Winnipeg Human Rights Committee.
Dr. Idris Elbakri has given numerous media interviews and spoken in several forums on topics related to Muslims in Manitoba, Islamophobia and Palestine and has published a number of editorial opinions in the Winnipeg Free Press and CBC Manitoba. His passion for freedom and justice is driven by the multi-generational experience of his family as they struggled with colonialism. Professionally, Idris works in healthcare and has an appointment as an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba.
This event is part of the Anti-Racism Speaker Series.
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