Unpacking Islamophobia and Exploring New Literacies of Religion

Facilitator: Hiren Mistry

Join Hiren Mistry to learn about unpacking islamophobia and exploring new literacies of religion.


Hiren Mistry is an educator and researcher whose work synthesizes commitments to equity, cultural & religious/creed diversity, policy and pedagogy. Hiren has more than 15 years of experience connecting human rights theory to practice in public & higher education, with community groups and non-profit organizations. He is a former seconded lecturer at York University (Faculty of Education), and is currently completing his doctorate in Higher Education and Leadership at the University of Toronto (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) focusing on the intersection of policy, religious diversity and leadership.

Workshop goals:

  • Understand the meaning of Islamophobia at the levels of policy, popular discourse & lived experience
  • Unpack the conceptualization of extremism in Canadian policy and public discourse
  • Explore tools and strategies to conceptualize religion inclusively, to help individuals engage students, faculty, administrators and community about identity, experience and rights protections in support of creed & religion

To register: hrs.humber.ca/register (please see attached tip sheet)

For help please contact Zareena Khan, Human Rights, Equity & Diversity Coordinator, at zareena.khan@humber.ca.