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Happy New Year, everyone!
Wishing you a 2019 full of joy and peace
Start your year right by joining us at these upcoming ING events
Roots of Islamophobia in Anti-Blackness: January 10 in Santa Cruz
Developing Cultural Competency Seminars for Law Enforcement Officers: January series in Santa Clara
ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi will present a series of cultural diversity seminars for local police departments. The purpose will be to increase awareness, enhance cultural competency skills, and develop relationships with American Muslim communities. If you’re a police officer and are interested in attending any of the seminars, write to [email protected]. To book a cultural diversity seminar, go here.
Women and Religion: January 24 in Delaware
In history, religions have sometimes promoted and sometimes limited the rights and power of women. In this panel, adherents of major world religions discuss the ways that their faith has impacted and does impact women both negatively and positively and how religion can affirm and support women as they seek equality and freedom. This panel will take place via webinar for a private high school in Delaware.
Past ING Events
American Muslim Priorities in Service to the American Public
Students Learn About Muslim Contributions Throughout History
Supplementing world history curriculum, ING Deputy Director Ishaq Pathan presented to a middle school highlighting the contributions of Muslim civilization from the medieval period to the present. He focused on a variety of areas, from art, literature, philosophy, and architecture to cuisine, clothing, and furniture and described the impact of these contributions not only in regions where Muslims were the majority but also where Muslims were key trading partners in Europe and beyond. To book a presentation about Muslim Contributions, go here.
Students Question Islamophobia and Learn About American Muslims
Supplementing world history curriculum, ING Deputy Director Ishaq Pathan presented basic terminology and Muslim demographics all over the world to a middle school. He spent most of the time answering students’ thoughtful questions about Islamophobia, Muslim women, and personal religious practice. To book a presentation, go here.
Students Assigned to Challenge
Islamophobia for Their Social Studies Class
Supplementing studies at a San Francisco school on discrimination in the United States, ING Content Manager Ameena Jandali addressed Islamophobia and its sources and consequences as well as the history of American Muslims and their faith. A week later, we received an email from the school teacher saying, “Thank you again for stopping by, my students were really interested in your presentations and are still asking me information about it… I really appreciate the time you have given our community – it really resonated with all of us!” To book a presentation about American Muslims, go here.