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ING Founder Speaks on Panel with Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren
Last week, ING Founder Maha Elgenaidi spoke on a panel with Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, and playwright Luis Valdez. Larry Stone, Santa Clara County Assessor, moderated the group, which spoke on the progress or regress of social justice in America. The San Jose Mercury News described the panel as, “A luminous group talking about a thorny topic – immigration and racial fear.” You can read the full article here.
ING Speaker Explores End-of-Life Issues for Religious Communities
ING speaker and pharmacist Nora Talebi joined a panel of faith representatives to discuss end of life issues for the hospice organization VITAS on April 30th. She joined other panelists in presenting some of the practical steps to make interaction with the families and patients more effective and culturally competent. An article in Psychology Today describes the panel with the title, “Is Death the New High School?”
Nora Talebi, the pharmacist representing the Islamic Speakers Bureau has brought a prayer rug, a plate engraved with Koranic verses, and a Koran on a bookstand to show what visitors might notice when they enter an Islamic home. “Often a Muslim family will say they have no need for outside help,” Talebi says to the assembled the social workers, case managers and chaplains who work for hospice and palliative care agencies. “In Islamic homes, too, the family is very important. Aunts, cousins, everyone has a role. Two Muslim families may not speak the same language. After all, there are more than 1.6 billion Muslims around the world, two-thirds in the Asia-Pacific region.”
ING Affiliate in Arizona Participates in Police Advisory Board Meeting