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Upcoming Featured Events
ING Director Speaks at Interfaith Service for
Band Together Bay Area Benefit Concert
ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi will offer prayers at an interfaith service before the “Band Together Bay Area” benefit concert at AT&T Park on Thursday, November 9th at 5:00 PM. The service is focused on working together to rebuild the communities devastated by recent fires in the North Bay. Maha will speak alongside Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco, Tova Green from the San Francisco Zen Center, Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus of the Episcopal Diocese of California, Rabbi Ryan Bauer of Congregation Emanu-El, and Sister Chandru Desai of the Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center.
The benefit concert is sponsored by Tipping Point Community and will feature Metallica, G-Eazy, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Rancid, Dead & Company, and Raphael Saadiq. Tickets can be purchased here.
This Weekend: INGYouth and Islamic Speakers
Bureau Trainings in West Virginia
The INGYouth Program travels to West Virginia this Saturday, November 11th to hold a Teen Empowerment Workshop and Youth Speakers Workshop for young Muslims in the Charleston area. ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi will also deliver an Islamic Speakers Bureau Training, which provides the tools for ordinary Muslims to answer difficult questions about Islam and to present in schools, churches, and other venues about American Muslims and their faith. The newly-certified speakers will form the core of a new ING affiliate in Charleston. For more details, see the event listing or contact INGYouth Manager Ishaq Pathan at 408-296-7312 x 130 or [email protected]
Cultural Diversity Seminar for Educators on Fostering
Inclusive Environments for Muslim Students
On Wednesday, November 15th, ING Content Director Ameena Jandali will deliver our cultural diversity seminar for education professionals at a high school in San Ramon. The seminar, titled, “Understanding Muslim Students: Fostering an Inclusive Environment”, begins with a discussion of common stereotypes about Islam and their implications for Muslim students. The purpose of the seminar is to help ensure an inclusive and safe learning environment for all students. Educators and administrators will have an opportunity to share their experiences of teaching in today’s diverse classrooms.
Muslim Women Beyond the Stereotypes at Trinity
Episcopal Church: November 19th
ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi will deliver our presentation “Muslim Women Beyond the Stereotypes” for a special gathering at Trinity Episcopal Church in Menlo Park on November 19th. A recent article in the San Jose Mercury News explores Trinity’s commitment to building peace and understanding between Christian and Muslim communities as well as Maha’s friendship with Reverend Matthew Dutton-Gillett, the Rector of Trinity Episcopal. We invite you to join us on the 19th and we look forward to our continuing partnership with the church, its leaders, and its congregants, who you can learn more about in this Menlo Park Almanac News article.