Dynamic Trainings to Foster Inclusive Classrooms
This diversity training begins with an introduction to Islamophobia and its impact on Muslim Americans, including the bullying of Muslim students, which is almost twice as high as the general student population. This is followed by an overview of legal protections of religious rights for students and strategies for building an inclusive, safe, and harmonious school environment. To that end, the training provides an overview of Muslim students and their faith and suggestions for how to best accommodate their religious practices in school. The training concludes with general guidelines for teaching about religion in schools and educational resources for teaching about Muslim history and culture. The speaker is a professional Muslim American trainer. Available in 1- and 2- hour segments with exercises and break-out groups.
This diversity training consists of an interreligious panel that includes Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Hindu Americans speaking together on a panel. The panel provides an overview of the challenges faced by students of various religious backgrounds at school, including bias and bullying. Speakers provide an understanding of religious practices that might impact students on campus as well as strategies for preventing bullying, accommodating religious practices, and helping to promote an inclusive and equitable campus environment. Available in 2-, 3- and 4- hour segments with exercises and break-out groups.
This diversity training consists of interethnic/intercultural panels that includes Muslim, Jewish, African, Indigenous, Latino/Hispanic and Asian Americans. The panel begins by describing the history of racism against their groups, the racialization of Muslims and Jews, and the many ways that prevalent stereotypes are internalized by society and contribute to implicit bias, which can lead to bullying in schools. The panel continues by providing what they want educators to know about them that challenge prevailing stereotypes, and concludes with tools to prevent bias, and help create a more inclusive and equitable school environment. Available in 2-, 3- and 4- hour segments with exercises and break-out groups.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Topics
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What Clients Say About ING Panels and Presentations
“I am so grateful to the organization and staff of ING. The partnership between ING and our Interfaith Programs Unit at our University has been very organic and aligns with the vision of the department to bring awareness to various religious beliefs and bringing folks together to engage in critical dialogue. We are lined up for monthly workshops with various topics, all of which have been requested by our campus community and offered by ING.”
–Director, University Interfaith Programs Unit
“Thank you, as always, for providing such high quality programming. I deeply appreciate ING as a resource for our community at our college. I wanted to tell you that because we were so inspired by the interfaith iftar that ING held last year, we’re holding our own on campus this year with the Muslim Student Association, Mission and Ministry Center, and our campus wide Religious Diversity committee. Thank you for all you do.”
–Director, Campus Mission and Ministry Center