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ING continues its ongoing campaign to prevent and respond to hate incidents by providing workshops to local masajid and Islamic schools. On April 19th, the Yaseen Foundation in Belmont invited ING to attend their Family Night event and present the workshops. The event was a great success! In attendance were 100 adults and 25 youth, all of which we hope greatly benefited from the event.
The Program Description
– To help school administrators prevent & respond to hate crimes and incidents against Muslim, Arab and South Asian children, ING is mailing and faxing correspondence to principals and district superintendents of schools, grades K-12 in eight Bay Area counties (Marin, San Francisco, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey). Correspondence includes reminders of state policies regarding zero tolerance for hate, requirements for reporting to the proper authorities, tips for teachers and school psychologists on ways to prevent and respond to hate, teacher guidelines for discussions on current events, availability of Muslim speakers and orientations on Islam & the Muslim world, etc.
– To help Muslim parents and children who attend public schools prevent and respond to backlash we expect during an impending war with Iraq, ING is coordinating parallel workshops to orient adults and youth on how to prevent and constructively respond to hate. These workshops will be held throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Youth parallel session: “Dealing With Hate At School”
– Defining hate and its forms on school campuses
– Psychology of people that hate (to develop empathy as well as courage)
– Constructive ways to prevent & respond to hate – Youth of color speakers
Adult parallel session: “Dealing with Hate in Your Child’s School & Your Workplace”:
– Forms of hate your children experience in schools & constructive remedies for parents
– Forms of hate in the workplace & constructive remedies
– Tips for preventing hate in the workplace
Linda Li, EEOC Trainer; Aaron Persky, Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara County; Clarissa Moore, National Conference for Community & Justice (NCCJ); and, Maha ElGenaidi & Ameena Jandali, ING
More Information If you are interested in volunteering for these programs, or would like to donate money or resources, please contact ING at [email protected].
If you are interested in holding a similar workshop at your masjid or organization, please contact ING at [email protected].