November 23, 2011 – ING Upcoming Law Enforcement Trainings; Bullying Prevention Webinar

Thanksgiving: A Muslim Perspective

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, American Muslims will join fellow Americans in reflecting on the many bounties in our life that we should be thankful for. Muslims are enjoined to be thankful throughout the year and on a daily basis. Thanksgiving is also a special time when families come together for a long weekend of food, company and relaxation.

Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving holiday to all our friends and supporters!

ING’s On-going Work with Law Enforcement Agencies

Numerous newspaper articles and recent reports, such as the one titled Manufacturing the Muslim Menace have recommended the need for accurate cultural competency training on American Muslims and their faith for law enforcement agencies, in addition to a strong collaborative relationship between law enforcement and American Muslim communities – working together in preventing crime and violence.ING’s cultural diversity trainings for law enforcement help to achieve these goals by training law enforcement on the nuances of American Muslim traditions, culture, and lifestyle and on building cooperative relationships with these communities.

Starting in January 2012, ING will be holding monthly cultural diversity seminars.

Read more about ING’s Diversity Seminars for Law Enforcement: HERE.

Upcoming Bullying Prevention Webinar:

For Muslim Youth & Parents – Register Here Monday, November 28; 1-2:30 pm PacificBullying is a serious problem that affects tens of thousands of students nationwide. Every year, 160,000 students fail to show up to class for fear of being bullied. Researchers have linked bullying with depression and even suicide in some extreme cases. In particular, bullying often affects Muslim children, targeted for such items as prayer and hijab.

Join this webinar to learn guidelines on how you can personally prevent and reverse bullying in your school and community.

Maha Elgenaidi, President, ING
Salam Al-Marayati – President, MPAC
Iyad Alnachef – Director, Youth Programming and Services, ISNA
Robyn Glass – Project Change
Ameena Jandali – Content Director,ING
Date: Monday, November 28
Time: 1 – 2:30 pm Pacific Standard Time
Venue:Virtual (you will be emailed a dial in upon registration)

Upcoming Select ING Events

Answering Difficult Questions about Muslims and their Faith: Training for Parents and Youth
: Ameena Jandali
Date: Saturday, December 3
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Venue: MCC, East Bay, 5724 W. Las Positas Bvld. #300 Pleasanton, CA

Pennsylvania Affiliate: Islamic Speakers Bureau Training
: Maha Elgenaidi
Date: Saturday, December 10
Time: 1:00 – 7:00 pm local time
Venue: 958 Valley Forge Rd, Devon, PA 19333

Awakening the American Spirit: Turning the Tide of Hate into Love
: Ameena Jandali
Date: Sunday, December 11
Time: 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Venue: Chandni Restaurant, 5748 Mowry School Road, Newark, CA 94560


Past Select ING Events: October


Bullying Prevention Summit, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Date: October 29
Location: New York, NY

Bias-Based Harassment Workshop
: October 27
Location: San Francisco, CA

Global Oneness Day: Abrahamic Faith Panel
Date: October 24
Location: Teleconference

New Jersey Affiliate: Islamic Speakers Bureau
: October 22
Location: Newark, NJ

Healthcare for Muslim Patients
: October 17
Location: University of California, San Francisco, CA

Religion and Science: An Interfaith Perspective
: October 16
Location: Tech Museum, San Jose, CA

Muslim Women in the U.S. and Around the World
: October 12
Location: San Francisco State University, CA

Living the Faith
: October 12
Location: San Jose State University, CA

Santa Barbara Affiliate: Islamic Speakers Training
Date: October 1
Location: Santa Barbara, CA

To view the full list of past October events: GO HERE

Job Openings
Islamic Networks Group
San Jose, CA

Program Officer,
Bullying Prevention & College Networks Outreach

The Program Officer has key responsibility for supporting the development and maintenance of ING’s Bullying Prevention Program and the College Outreach Networks effort.

Specifically, the Program Officer’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to): further developing and maintaining the Bullying Prevention program; further developing and maintaining the College Networks Outreach.

Programs Assistant

The Programs Assistant has key responsibility for supporting the development of and maintaining ING programs (Islamic Speakers Bureau; Interfaith Speakers Bureau; Cultural Diversity) in accordance with the organization’s mission, and strategic and business plans.