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Fact Sheet About Ramadan for Educators created by the Council of American Islamic Relations

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In 2019, Ramadan, the Islamic holy month, runs from May 5 to June 4. This means that for students all over the US, class will be in session. Ramadan is a festive time in Islam, meant for togetherness and community. For Muslim students, however, it can sometimes be lonely or isolating. Fortunately, there are a few simple things teachers can do to support students during Ramadan.

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Democracy Now! speaks to the academic and activist Angela Davis, as well as Barbara Ransby, historian, author, activist adviser to the Movement for Black Lives and one of the planners behind Black Women in Defense of Ilhan Omar.

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Include engaging video, background reading and discussion questions. Created by PBS Learning Media

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Nadia, a young Muslim-American girl, describes the celebration of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast, or go without food and drink, during the day. She narrates a day in the life of her family of parents and siblings as she completes the fast for a whole day. Nadia explains when Ramadan happens, what happens from the beginning to the end of the day, and what it means for adults and children. The video ends with a description of the holiday celebration that ends the fasting month of Ramadan, and what carries over into the next year. Video with lesson plan and handouts.

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A lesson plan on how to discuss Ramadan with students—and take a step toward countering Islamophobia. Created by Teaching Tolerance

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Help Questions and Answers about Ramadan created by Dr. Susan Douglas, K-14 Education Outreach Coordinator, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
Georgetown University

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Photo: "Candlelight Vigil" by Miki Jourdan (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

How likely were American Muslims to participate in the midterm elections? Does a candidate’s support for the "Muslim ban" help or hurt their run for office? How has Islamophobia changed over the past tumultuous year, and how can it be addressed?

ISPU's fourth annual poll surveys Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, white Evangelicals, and the non-affiliated to inform national conversations with the voices of everyday Americans.

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A document published by the Islamophobia Studies Center. The Center for Race and Gender (CRG) is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of California Berkeley that fosters explorations of race and gender and their intersections. Specifically, they facilitate on-going research projects through hosting working groups and cutting edge projects, such as the Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project.

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Manifest Creativity is a hub for Muslim writers, artists, creatives and storytellers in all media in the Pittsburgh area. Our mission is to come together as a community, to share and uplift one another's creative work and self-defined narratives.

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