Like the idea? Try it! Help create awareness around your educational facilities and work spaces. Download your OFFICIAL Take the "Z" out™ posters for physical display. Go ahead! They're FREE. OR just tweet out your experience using #takethezout. Got IG? We got you! Drop a post using #takethezout
Incepted in 2019
Take the “Z” out™ was incepted in 2019 by artist @studentAsim during Islamic History Month in Toronto, Canada.
A school principal was brainstorming a bunch of ideas with Muslim students for activities for the month. During the interaction — with @studentAsim also present — he noticed the principal kept saying “MuZlim” and “IZlamic” several times. The idea sparked and Take the “Z” out™ was born to foster better pronunciation and ultimately more authentic interactions.
Take the “Z” out™ was picked up by CBC News during it’s initial run. The interview has been archived by CBC and we are working on recovering it!