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International Women’s Day March in San Jose
Features ING Speaker Sobia Sultan, MD
ING Holds Press Conference Denouncing
Revised Travel Ban With Interfaith Partners
Upcoming INGYouth Workshops
Fremont, CA This Saturday, March 11th
Philadelphia & South New Jersey, March 18th & 19th
In light of increasing bullying of Muslim students, we have scheduled more INGYouth Speaker Training Workshops across the country. Attendees are trained on becoming advocates for themselves and others who are bullied, learn how to present about Muslims and their faith, and how to respond to difficult questions about Islam. Workshops are open to students in the 7th-12th grades.
- March 11th – Fremont, California
- March 18th – New Jersey
- March 19th – Philadelphia-Delaware
- March 25th – Western Massachusetts (details forthcoming)
To request a workshop, contact INGYouth Coordinator Ishaq Pathan at [email protected] or 408.296.7312 x (130).
“Are my mom and dad terrorists?”
INGYouth Workshops Critical in Troubled Times
ING’s Interfaith Coordinator Kate Chance recently wrote an article at the Huffington Post about how the first version of President Trump’s travel ban in January deeply unsettled participants in an INGYouth Workshop in Houston, Texas who were already feeling the effects of Islamophobia in their community:
“Several of the youth missing from our workshop belonged to the burned-down mosque across town. The youth who couldn’t attend this workshop—and those who could—were facing something far more dangerous than a schoolyard bully.” – Kate Chance
Know Your Neighbor: Multifaith Encounters
Webinar Available: Interfaith 101
ING’s Know Your Neighbor coalition convened a webinar facilitated by Interfaith Coordinator Kate Chance that featured prominent interfaith organizations who gave their tips and tricks for interfaith efforts, such as sharing tools for starting an interfaith group and ways to foster ongoing interfaith efforts. We were joined by Megan Lane of the Interfaith Youth Core, Sari Heidenreich of the United Religions Initiative–North America, and Skyler Oberst of the Spokane Interfaith Council. Sign up for the latest updates about Know Your Neighbors here.
ING’s Islamic Speakers Bureau Reaches Thousands
of Diverse Audiences Members Since January
“During the ING presentation, I thought about how Islam is very similar to Judaism and how we should understand Islam more. I thought that we should be able to know about a religion that is so similar to ours especially because it is so misunderstood.”
ING’s Muslim speakers have already delivered over 50 presentations in schools, universities, rotary clubs, houses of worship, and other venues this year, and we’re already scheduled to do 20 more—and requests are coming in daily. To request a presentation about Islam and Muslims, use this form. To request an interfaith panel, use this form.