ING in Collaboration with MPAC and ISNA Hosts Back-to-School Youth & Parent Training Webinars on Answering Difficult Questions about Islam and Muslims and Bullying Prevention

06/28/11 – Attention parents and all junior high and high school students: ING is conducting back-to-school trainings for youth and parents.  ING successfully piloted these trainings at two MYNA retreats as well as at the annual ISNA convention in July. The trainings will equip students with the skills and knowledge to answer frequently asked questions about Islam and Muslims as well as how to respond to harassment and bullying at school. Take advantage of these trainings before the new school year begins.

Webinars are free of charge. Attendees will be able to download supplementary material after the session. The trainings will consist of two parts:

Part I: Answering Difficult Questions about Islam and Muslims

“Why do you put your feet in the sink?” “Why do you wear that rag on your head?” “Why does your religion make you starve for a whole month?”

Have you received these or similar questions? Sometimes these questions are asked with genuine interest, but often the questioner has deep-seated stereotypes. The best way to help people understand Muslims and their faith is to educate them in a manner that will help them understand the truth behind common misconceptions. This session will help you do just that. The speakers will share guidelines and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Islam and Muslims.

Part II: Bullying Prevention Training 

“Terrorist.” “Towel Head.” “Camel Jockey.”

Since September 11th, words like these have become commonplace at school, on the playground and even in the classroom. Have you been harassed or witnessed other Muslims being harassed at school? This workshop will give you the tools and resources you need to stand up and become leaders against harassment and bullying in your school. A discussion with youth experts in this field will equip you with the knowledge and skills to start a bullying prevention program in your school.

Option 1:
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2011
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Pacific Standard Time)
Webinar is free of charge.

Webinar will be repeated again as follows:

Option 2:
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2011
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Pacific Standard Time)
Webinar is free of charge.