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Have you always wanted to respond to inaccurate information about Muslims but didn’t know how? Have you been asked to speak about your faith but were afraid to? Here is your opportunity to learn how to educate others about American Muslims and their faith. We invite you to attend our upcoming Islamic Speakers Bureau (ISB) training workshop to help promote safer communities, increase cultural competency, and prevent discrimination in our communities. ING will be conducting training for speakers and spokespeople who are interested in joining an existing ING affiliated Islamic Speakers Bureau (ISB), initiating their own bureau or becoming an independently certified speaker. Since 1993, the ISB program has been the core of the outreach efforts of ING to increase religious & cultural literacy and promote mutual respect among people of all faiths and none.
Maha Elgenaidi, ING Executive Director
Ameena Jandali, ING Content Director
Islamic Speakers Bureau Training
Saturday, July 2, 2011
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Room 25, Rosemont Convention Center, Rosemont, IL
Bullying As An Epidemic: Workshop for Parents and Educators
At The ISNA Convention
Sunday, July 3, 2011
This seminar will provide practical tools for parents and educators to address bullying in our communities and schools.
Why is Anti-Bullying Programs in Schools Important?
• Over 40% of school staff in a recent NEA poll indicated that bullying is a prominent problem in their school.
• 41% of staff witnessed at least one bullying incident per week.
• 35% indicated that at least one student reported bullying to them in the past month.
• 16% indicated that a parent had reported a bullying incident to them.
• Although willing to intervene in bullying situations, over 50% of school staff surveyed indicated that there were few formal bullying prevention activities present in their schools.
• 60% report that their schools do not have a formal anti-bullying program in place.
How Can You HaveAn Impact?
This workshop will go in-depth about the prevailing problem of bullying in schools; what the laws say about this; what steps you can specifically take to address these issues; and an examination of effective methods to stop bullying such as the federal Stop Bullying Now program or the grass-roots youth led program called, You Have the Power.
Leticia C. Soto, Senior Attorney, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
Jennifer Morrison, Youth Mentor with Project Change,
Sydney Sundell, Youth Mentor with Project Change
Robyn Glass, Project Change Executive Director
Bullying As An Epidemic: Workshop for Educators and Parents
Sunday, July 3, 2011
11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Room 23, Rosemont Convention Center, Rosemont, IL