Community Statements

Letter to California Superintendent Regarding Ethnic Studies Curriculum

In response to the California’s Department of Education (CDE) recent decision to only focus on the four foundational groups—African American, Asian American, Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x, and Native American—in its Ethnic Studies Curriculum that is being developed under Assembly Bill 2016, ING wrote the following letter to Superintendent Thurmond making the case for adding Middle Eastern...

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Past Events – January 2020

In fulfillment of ING’s mission of promoting peace among all by fostering a deeper, more nuanced understanding of Muslims and other faith-based, racial/ethnic, and cultural communities, through teaching, learning, and engaging across differences, here are highlights of prominent events during this month. Intercultural Speakers Bureau (ICSB) Events 1/31: Creating Inclusive and Equitable Communities – A...

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Meet Our New Team at ING | Upcoming Events

New Team at ING ING has two new team members! Rahimeh Ramezany is our new Program Manager. Rahimeh earned both her M.A. and B.A. in Communication Studies with a concentration in Intercultural Communication from San Jose State University and participated in an intensive study abroad program in Amman, Jordan. She is working with our newly...

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Happy New Year from all of us at ING!

Happy New Year from all of us at ING! Working with ING staff, Meso at Santana Row now provides halal meat products: lamb, beef, and chicken.   Salam alaikum/ greetings of peace,   As we welcome the year 2020, we hope and pray for blessings and peace for all.   We are deeply grateful for...

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Past Events – December 2019

In fulfillment of ING’s mission of promoting peace among all by fostering a deeper, more nuanced understanding of Muslims and other faith-based, racial/ethnic, and cultural communities, through teaching, learning, and engaging across differences, here are highlights of prominent events during this month. Interfaith Speakers Bureau (IFSB) Events 12/7: Peacemaking in Religion in Mountain View From...

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ING stands in Solidarity with Jewish Communities

ING Stands with Jews and All Others Affected by Bigotry and Racism   We at ING are grieved and outraged by the recent attack on a Hanukkah party in New York that left five people injured. We wish, first of all, to express our solidarity with the victims of this and other attacks and to...

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Support ING’s Cultural Diversity Programs

Why should you support ING’s cultural diversity seminars for corporations, law enforcement agencies, healthcare facilities, and school district offices? “Because Americans are becoming more diverse in ethnic and religious backgrounds, not less. Cultural diversity education for service providers not only enhances quality of services but can also be a matter of life and death in...

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Support ING’s Speakers Bureaus

Why should you support ING’s speakers bureaus for school and university classrooms, rotary clubs, houses of worship, community centers, civic organizations, and other groups? “Because religion plays a significant role in history and society. Failure to understand even the basic symbols, practices, and concepts of the various religions makes much of history, literature, art, and...

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Muslim Teens Speak for Themselves To Counter Islamophobia

Support INGYouth Muslim Teen Training “Ali said she used to want to transfer to another, more diverse high school. But she felt differently after taking the INGYouth training and giving her presentations. ‘I felt more comfortable at my school, and I also think that the kids felt more comfortable with Muslims at school because we...

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2019 Year-End Report

*Averaged 10 presentations and panels a week in 2019; *Reached 1.5 million unique users through our website;  *Educators and activists in 48 states downloaded our lesson plans and online curriculum. Your investments in ING this past year have borne fruit even greater than we expected! Thanks to support from Americans like you and from foundations, we...

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