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Building Resistance to Islamophobia: Defeat Hate with Knowledge & Compassion
Building Resistance to Islamophobia: Defeat Hate with Knowledge & Compassion

Sat, Jul 15


Canadian Red Cross

Building Resistance to Islamophobia: Defeat Hate with Knowledge & Compassion

A Two-Day Workshop For Youths

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Time & Location

Jul 15, 2023, 9:30 a.m. – Jul 16, 2023, 4:30 p.m.

Canadian Red Cross, 850 Pembina Hwy Unit B, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2M7, Canada

About the Event

 Training Module Includes: 

  • Islam 101
  • Racism & Religious Bigotry
  • Prejudice & Discrimination
  • Othering
  • Historical overview of Colonialism
  • Islamophobia in Canada
  • Psychological Impact of Hate
  • Diversity of Canadian Muslims


 Tarumi Kuwada (MSW, MO)

  • Terumi Kuwada (MSW) has been a long-time volunteer in the not-for-profit sector and has servered on many Boards and organizations in Manitoba including the united way of Winnipeg, Manitotoba Law Foundation, Forks Arts Council, Peace Ceremony, and Others.
  • She has been a Past President of the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC), as well as a Past President, of the former Manitoba Japanese Canadian Citizens Association.
  • Currently, Terumi sits on the Steering Committee of the Capacity Building Initiative of the NAJC and serves as the Election Chair of the NAJC. She is a member of the History Project Committee of the Japanese Cultural Centre of Manitoba (JCAM). She served on the Board of ISSA for several years and currently is a member of the Community Advisory Board of ISSA. She was a recipient of the Governor Generals Caring Canadian Award in 2013 and received the Volunteer Award for Community Service from JCAM in 2020. Terumi was honoured by ISSA in 2019 with the IHSAN Award. In August 2022, Terumi was presented with the Premier’s Volunteer Service Award. In May 12, 2023, Terumi was named to the Order of Manitoba.

 Elder David Budd

  • Elder David Budd is a Cree from the Fisher River First Nation who is currently the Youth Cultural Advisor at the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre. David has many years of experience working with young people, cultural programming, and traditional healing. He is a certified life skills coach through the Saskatchewan Indian College.

Mitch Bourbonniere 

  • Mitch is a founding member of the Bear Clan. he does a Mian Street Walk four times a week and is a community outreach worker with the Downtown Community Safety Partnership. 
  • Mitch is tarined in non-violent, intervention, safety, and security.

 Shahina Siddiqui, LLd.

  • Shahina Siddiqui is the co-founder of the Islamic Social Services Association (ISSA) of USA and Canada and serves as the volunteer executive director of ISSA Canada. Shahina is an educator, speaker, social justice activist, freelance writer, and author. She has been widely recognized for her work in antiracism advocacy, social justice and combatting extremism and Islamophobia.
  • For over two decades, Shahina has worked to highlight the growth and impact of Islamophobia by way of her writings, community organizing, media engagement, public speaking and training various sectors of service providers on Islam and Muslims.
  • Shahina is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013), the Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year (2016), and an Honourary Doctorate of Laws, University of Manitoba (2019).


  • Registration Fee

    Includes Lunch

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