Download the free image by JVP Artist Council Member Micah Bazant in collaboration with Linda Sarsour.

The Network Against Islamophobia (NAI), a project of Jewish Voice for Peace, was created to serve as a resource to, and work with, JVP chapters and other groups interested in organizing against Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism and to be a partner to the broader, Muslim-led movement against Islamophobia. NAI facilitates online resource-sharing of FAQs, public letters, press statements, articles, and other materials.

We know that in order to do our work as effectively as possible, our community/political education is essential. Therefore, we are so pleased to be able to share our workshop curricula and modules, Challenging Islamophobia and Racism. We have worked the past few years developing these materials and resources so that we could all be more effective, principled, creative, thoughtful partners in this work.

Our curricula, modules, and resources include:

  • FACILITATOR GUIDE (WITH LINKS TO ALL SESSIONS)
    • This Facilitator Guide offers background and ways for using the Network Against Islamophobia (NAI) workshop curriculum and modules as well as practical support for creating an inclusive and welcoming learning environment.
  • TWO SESSION WORKSHOP: CHALLENGING ISLAMOPHOBIA AND RACISM
    • This workshop series is divided into two 2-hour sessions with several sections within each session. There are also suggested resource materials as follow-up to each of the sections.
  • MODULES
    • INTRODUCTION: CHALLENGING ISLAMOPHOBIA AND RACISM
      • A 60-75 minute condensed version of the two session NAI Curriculum.
    • PLANNING AN ACTION
      • For individuals and groups that want to plan an action or are currently organizing a campaign or action against Islamophobia.
    • COALITION BUILDING
      • For groups working in partnership, or wanting to work within coalitions, with Muslim partners and with other groups challenging Islamophobia.
    • BYSTANDER INTERVENTION
      • This module looks at the ways that bystanders of injustices can intervene, support, and prioritize the person being targeted.
    • RACE, RACISM AND RACIALIZATION
      • This module looks at the ways that race, racism, and racialization are constructed in relation to U.S. Muslims from Middle Eastern and South Asian immigrant communities, Arab Americans, and Black American Muslims.
    • LIBERAL ISLAMOPHOBIA
      • This module looks at the ways that liberal Islamophobia is present in the U.S. today and how it affects people’s perceptions of Muslims and connects to cultural and structural racism and government policies.
    • ISLAMOPHOBIA AND ISRAEL
      • This module looks at the relationship between Islamophobia and Israel’s Anti-Palestinian Politics while investigating the U.S. “War on Terror” and the concept of the “Clash of Civilizations.”
    • JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS AND ISLAMOPHOBIA
      • This module looks at the mainstream Jewish organizations that have a history of supporting Islamophobia and encourages participants to think deeply about who our Jewish allies and partners are.
    • FOLLOWING THE FUNDING
      • This module looks at mainstream Jewish organizations that have a history of funding anti-Muslim hate groups.
  • HANDOUTS OF RESOURCE MATERIALS FROM THE CURRICULA AND MODULES
  • NAI UPDATES IN RESPONSE TO THE CURRENT MOMENT

Standing with Muslims Against Islamophobia and Racism

Join the Network Against Islamophobia (NAI) in putting these posters and stickers in your homes, in your neighborhood stores, in our communities, and around your schools.

In this political moment, it is critical that we are as visible as we can be in standing with the Muslim community and opposing Islamophobia and racism.

Thank you to JVP Artist Council and NYC Chapter member Sarah Sills for the beautiful design of our signs.

Stop Profiling Muslims

One of the many manifestations of Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism is that Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim are being stopped at airport security, having their rights routinely violated, and being removed from flights.

This is completely unacceptable. It is intimidating, it is discriminatory, and it is a violation of basic human rights. We need to say so.

Working with our partners at Jews Say No!, we, the Network Against Islamophobia decided to make these t-shirts. The message is simple: Stop profiling Muslims. And we hope that all of us who are not profiled can wear them when we pass through security, when we walk through the airport, when we board and sit next to people on our flights (or trains or buses or at rest stops on the highway).

Jewish Voice for Peace is distributing these shirts at cost as part of our ongoing organizing against Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism.

It’s critical that we say, with total clarity, that we stand against Islamophobia and profiling of any kind.

Order the:  T-shirt  |  Hoodie |  Sticker  |  Onesie  |  Button  |  Window Sign

Rainbow Version:  Sticker  |  Button  |  Poster

NETWORK AGAINST ISLAMOPHOBIA NEWS

ABOUT THE NETWORK AGAINST ISLAMOPHOBIA

The Network Against Islamophobia (NAI) is facilitating online resource-sharing of FAQs, public letters, press statements, and other materials developed by NAI, individual chapters, and our allies.

NAI has created a two session curriculum on Islamophobia and Israel for community workshops. The curriculum is designed to help us become more thoughtful and effective in our organizing. Please contact us (nai@jvp.org) if you would like to learn more about the curriculum.

Here is a list of recent helpful articles.  Browse through a sampling of statements, resources and organizations below:

Network Against Islamophobia Syllabus

#IslamophobiaIsRacism Syllabus

No Muslim Ban Ever

Jews Against Anti-Mulsim Racism

Resisting Islamophobia

Chicago to Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago: “Defund Islamophobia”

November 9th, 2016 NAI Statement 

Response to the horrific attack at “Latin Night” at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016

Intentions for a New Year of Fighting Islamophobia

Islamophobia, the United States, and Israel

 FAQs on U.S. Islamophobia and Israel Politics

 Organizing Against Islamophobia Newsletter (No. 1)

 Organizing Against Islamophobia Newsletter (No. 2)

Chanukah Actions

This past Chanukah, in 25 cities, thousands of JVP members and partners from Muslim and other communities rededicated ourselves to challenging Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism—holding signs in the shape of a giant menorah and reading aloud commitments in public spaces. Some of the signs said:

  • We condemn state surveillance of the Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities;
  • We challenge, through our words and actions, institutionalized racism and state-sanctioned anti-Black violence;
  • We protest the use of Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism to justify and perpetuate Israel’s repressive policies against Palestinians;
  • We call for an end to racist policing #SayHerName, #BlackLivesMatter, #BlackTransLivesMatter;
  • We stand against U.S. policies driven by the “war on terror” that demonize Islam and devalue, target, and kill Muslims;

WE WELCOME 5779

This year, you have many offerings to choose from: live streamed high holiday services, a list of local JVP member-led services, JVP holiday cards, ritual guides, and ritual resources.

ORDER JVP HOLIDAY CARDS

This Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, let us bend ladders into bridges. Buy a pack of these beautiful High Holiday cards – designed by JVP Artist, Mara Gerson – and send them to your friends, family, and colleagues.

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No one should be killed for taking part in a peaceful protest. It’s up to us to call on progressive Senators to investigate Israel’s massacre in Gaza that killed over 100 Palestinians wounded 12,000 others.

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SUPPORT PALESTINIAN CHILDREN

Israel systematically prosecutes as many as 700 children in military courts each year. Email your Rep to support Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act, H.R. 4391.

End the Deadly Exchange

When US law enforcement trade tactics with the Israeli police and military, Israel deepens its military occupation and the US heightens its violence of policing.

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