July 14, 2011 – ING Launches Harassment and Bullying Prevention Program at the Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA) Convention

Based on the US Department of Education and Health and Human Services’ Stop Bullying Now initiative, ING will provide training and resources on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop harassment and bullying.

ING will also be training youth to answer difficult questions about Islam and Muslims, with a special emphasis on issues relating to proposed Shariah bans across the country. The purpose of the training is to prevent stereotyping and harassment of Muslim students that often results from common misconceptions and to empower young people to speak for themselves.

ING Answering Difficult Questions and Bullying Prevention Workshops are as follows:

I. Answering Difficult Questions About Muslims and Their Faith

Train the Trainer: Answering Difficult Questions about Muslims and Their Faith

Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA) National Retreat
June 23, 2011
Bear Mountain, NY

Answering Difficult Questions About Muslims and Their Faith: Helping People Understand the Truth Behind Common Misconceptions

Annual Convention
July 2, 2011, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Rosemont Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

II. Bullying Prevention Workshops

School Life

MYNA Annual Convention
July 3, 2011, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Rosemont Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

Discussion with youth and civil rights experts in this field will equip you with skills to start a bullying prevention program in your school.

Bullying As An Epidemic

MYNA Convention
July 3, 2011, 11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

Practical tools to addressing bullying in our communities and schools geared towards educators and parents.