Hundreds Attended ING Panel
Featured During Sunnyvale Unity Gathering

ING and the city of Sunnyvale co-organized a Unity Gathering in response to a recent hate crime in Sunnyvale where a man drove into pedestrians believing that they were Muslim. The victims were Hindu. Hundreds of faith leaders, local nonprofits and community members gathered together to honor the 8 victims of the tragedy and find ways to heal and strengthen our community.
 
During this event, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian facilitated an ING intercultural panel on the theme “Unity in All Our Rich Diversity.” Panelists discussed the experiences of bigotry in their communities and shared ways to make members of their communities feel respected. Sunnyvale mayor, Larry Klein and various community members praised the panel for creating an engaging discussion that was unifying, peaceful and informative. The event concluded with an iftar, or breaking of the fast, which featured small plates from local restaurants. You can find media coverage of this event on NBC Bay Area and KTVU Fox.

Thank You for Attending Our ING Iftar Event!

INGYouth speakers share their experiences in the INGYouth program
 
Thank you to everyone who attended our 26th anniversary ING iftar event last week at the Lucie Stern Community Center in Palo Alto. We had a wonderful time reflecting on our impact and goals, hearing from our Bay Area team, listening to INGYouth speakers, and spending iftar with all of you. The youth speakers shared the impact of their involvement in the INGYouth, including increased senses of confidence and awareness to address questions about their faith and identities, both for themselves and for others.
 
We would like to thank everyone who supports ING and are excited to continue in our peacemaking efforts together. If you were unable to attend the event and would like to support ING, please consider donating here.