An Exploration of Antisemitism and Islamophobia in the Workplace
Day 1Session Code: S1-B
When: April 5, 2022
Track: Critical Employment Practices
Presenters: Nina Boe, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding | Cameron Smith, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
This session focuses on understanding the history, context, and ongoing relevance of antisemitism and Islamophobia at work and in the world around us. It will also share how we can respond to identity-based prejudice and discrimination.
We will review rough timelines of antisemitism and Islamophobia globally and in the United States, providing introductory definitions and demographic background, historical context, and how they continue to show up today.
We will briefly touch on how religion and faith can show up in the workplace in different settings and cultural contexts, exploring how antisemitism and Islamophobia may be present or experienced at work, implicitly or explicitly.
Participants will learn concrete next steps, skills, and supplemental knowledge areas to create a religio-culturally competent and inclusive environment for all employees at work. This will include Tanenbaum resources and models, case studies, and better practices.
• Deepen an understanding of the roots and modern-day presence of antisemitism and Islamophobia
• Gain an awareness around how these types of prejudice and bias can show up in the workplace
• Utilize skills and resources to identify and respond to antisemitism and Islamophobia in workplaces