Creating Inclusive & Equitable Communities

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Date(s) - February 9, 2022
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


ING Intercultural Speakers Bureau: Creating Inclusive and Equitable Communities – A Call to Action: Understanding the origins and impact of bigotry in the US today and what we can do about it

Location: City of Ferndale, MI

Despite major advances following the Civil Rights movement, including educational and professional advances, racism and bigotry towards non-Whites continues today. Join us as we examine the roots and interconnectedness of various forms of bigotry, including Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia, that are directed against Muslim Americans, Jewish Americans, Indigenous Peoples, African Americans, Latinx Americans, and Asian Americans. The panels of speakers will discuss common stereotypes about their community and cultural competency recommendations for improved day-to-day interactions. Working from the well-established social-science principle that face-to-face education and engagement are the most effective ways to dispel prejudice, panels will include group discussions and conclude with calls to action to counter prejudice and hate while building an inclusive society based on mutual understanding and solidarity.

There will be ample time for Q & A and discussion with the panelists:

African American: Sheila Dawkins
Asian American: Daisy Kim
Indigenous Peoples: Shannon Rivers
Jewish American: Jessica Sterling
Muslim American: Maha Elgenaidi
Facilitator: Nisa Sheikh