Anti-Blackness in Islamophobia | Upcoming Interfaith Events Despite the progress made in civil rights, or the education level, profession or status of individuals, brown and black people are still being racially profiled. Why is that, and how is it related to Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism? Find out by joining us. You’re invited to our New Intercultural Speakers Bureau Speaker Training: Speaker Training: October 22 in Oakland Join us on Tuesday, October 22nd, from 6:30 to 8:30pm in Oakland to have dinner and to learn more about the Intercultural Speakers Bureau (ICSB), a new ING program that promotes inclusive and equitable communities. The ICSB organizes panels of two or more representatives from various religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds to speak about the roots and interconnectedness of various forms of bigotry, concluding with calls to action to counter prejudice and hate while building an inclusive society based on mutual understanding and solidarity. Panels are held in schools, colleges, universities, and other venues. For more information or to register for the training visit this page. Join Us for Creating Inclusive and Equitable Communities – A Call to Action: October 23 in San Jose Charges of racism and polarization around race persist to this day, while hate crimes and hate groups continue to grow and metastasize through social media platforms, despite major milestones and progress in the nation’s civil rights laws. What is going on? What are the roots of racism, what does it look like, and what can we do to counter it to build a more united, less polarized America? Join us in conversation at the American Leadership Forum – Silicon Valley to delve further into these topics and explore calls to action to build a more inclusive society based on mutual understanding and solidarity. If you are interested in attending this event, register here. Join Us for Upcoming ING Interfaith Panels Sunday, October 20th, 2019: Interfaith Panel on Justice, Berkeley Buddhist Temple, Berkeley, CA. Find more information here. Sunday, October 26th, 2019: Reimagine Festival Panel: Death and Dying, Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC), Oakland, CA. Find more information here. Sunday, November 3rd, 2019: Abrahamic Faiths, St Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Kenwood, CA. Find more information here. Wednesday, November 6th, 2019: Shared Values Among Faiths, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View, CA. Find more information here. Thursday, November 7th, 2019: Shared Values Among Faiths, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA. Find more information here. Friday, November 8th, 2019: Introduction to Islam during Interfaith Panel on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA. Find more information here. If you are interested in attending any of these upcoming events, please write to [email protected]. Join Us for Upcoming Events Related to American Muslims and Islam Sunday, October 20th, 2019: Islamophobia and Its Impact, Stone Church of Willow Glen Presbyterian, San Jose, CA. Find more information here. Thursday, October 24th, 2019: Understanding Muslim Students: Fostering an Inclusive Environment, Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Jose, CA. Find more information here. Thursday, November 14th, 2019: Demographics of Muslims & Challenges Confronting Muslim Americans, County of Santa Clara Office of the District Attorney, San Jose, CA. Find more information here. Keeping Faith-Based Organizations and House of Worships Safe, Pacifica Institute, Sunnyvale, CA. Find more information here. Friday, November 15th, 2019: Mosque Tour, Berkeley Masjid (The Chaplaincy Institute), Berkeley, CA. Find more information here. If you are interested in attending any of these upcoming events, please write to [email protected]. ING is Growing! We’re Hiring for Bay Area and CA State-Wide Programs ING is growing in the Bay Area and in California. We’re hiring a Programs Scheduler, Program and Communications Manager, and Programs Manager to join our Bay Area team! The Programs Scheduler is responsible for handling and scheduling all requests for ING presentations, lectures, panels, and seminars and for distributing ING materials to speakers. The Programs and Communications Manager is responsible for overseeing and expanding three of ING’s flagship programs: the Islamic Speakers Bureau, the Interfaith Speakers Bureau, and INGYouth as well as managing part of ING’s communications channels. The Programs Manager is responsible for overseeing and expanding new ING programs: the Intercultural Speakers Bureau (ICSB) program and the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) program funded by the State of California. If you are motivated, creative, and service-oriented, consider applying to join our team in Oakland or San Jose! Learn more about the positions and qualifications at our employment page. Thank you for your interest. Islamic Networks Group (ING) is a peace-building organization providing face-to-face education and engagement opportunities that foster understanding of Muslims and other misunderstood groups to promote harmony among all people.