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ING Works with Community Relations Service
on Law Enforcement Training Programs
As trainers for law enforcement and advisors to California’s Commission on Police Officers Standards and Training, the Community Relations Service (CRS) of the US Department of Justice invited ING to a special community meeting in Kansas to help review their new police officer training materials on American Muslims. They were joined by leaders from ING affiliates in St. Louis and Tennessee. The CRS has been conducting these trainings alongside training on Sikh Americans since the September 11th, 2001 attacks. Maha and Ishaq gave valuable feedback gleaned from our many years of cultural diversity seminars for law enforcement officers, and have joined their pool of trainers.
Upcoming Featured ING Events
Back to School Anti-Bullying Webinar Series
Begins August 16th – Register Today
Join ING Deputy Director Ishaq Pathan and special guest speakers for a series of anti-bullying webinars on Countering Islamophobia in Schools. Each webinar is 30-60 minutes long. The first installment kicks off next Thursday, August 16th. The three webinars will cover:
- Student and Parental Rights & Accommodations (Thursday, August 16th) with Habeeb Quadri, Zahra Billoo, and Ishaq Pathan
- Muslim Student Experiences & Peer-to-Peer Education (Wednesday, September 5th) with Dalia Mogahed and Ishaq Pathan
- Reporting and Countering Islamophobia (Thursday, October 11th) with Zahra Billoo and Ishaq Pathan
American Muslims in Today’s Political Environment:
August 24th in Saratoga
Getting to Know American Muslims and Their Faith:
August 30th in San Francisco
Highlights of Past ING Events
A Thirst for Education and Interfaith Engagement
For the second time this summer, the Kiwanis Club of San Jose brought ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi to their weekly meeting to discuss American Muslims, their history in the U.S., and the current political environment they find themselves in. Kiwanis members expressed a real thirst for the kind of education and interfaith engagement that ING brings to its public presentations.
Interfaith Panel Moves Beyond Caricatures
What values do the world’s religions share? ING Deputy Director Ishaq Pathan recently facilitated an interfaith panel at the Bill Wilson Center in Santa Clara to answer that question. See what you can learn from the rich, nuanced discussions of the Interfaith Speakers Bureau.
How to Teach in Turbulent Times
ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi delivered a keynote address about Islamophobia and its impact on American Muslims at “Teaching in Turbulent Times,” a special full-day forum for educators created by Facing History and Ourselves. The forum gathered educators from around the Bay Area to discuss how and when to bring important current events and issues into the classroom. With angry immigration debates, the Muslim ban, and rising Islamophobia and anti-Semitism dominating the airwaves, it is crucial that our nation’s educators address such topics with appropriate nuance
A Rich Tapestry of American Muslim Civic Life
ING Deputy Director Ishaq Pathan recently presented on ING’s programs at the South Bay Islamic Association alongside representatives from the Islamic Scholarship Fund, North American Islamic Shelter for the Abused, Zaytuna College, Rahima Foundation, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (San Francisco Bay Area). These organizations and others like them contribute to the diversity and growth of the American Muslim community. Learn more about how to get involved with ING at our website.
Survey: How Do American Muslims Relate
to Other Minority Groups in America?
Please join our friends from the University of Cincinnati and Michigan State University for a survey to see how American Muslims perceive their social status in relation to other minority groups such as African-Americans or Latinx people, and to the nation as a whole. The study intends to identify ways to strengthen Muslims’ and other minority groups’ position in American society ahead of the 2018 elections (and beyond). You can complete the survey here.