October 7, 2011 – Coming Soon Near You: Trainings for Affiliates

Coming Soon Near You – Fall and Winter Trainings in

California, New Jersey, Colorado, and Pennsylvania:


Islamic Speakers Bureau


ING continues to take its trainings nationwide this fall and winter!  You’re invited along with friends and colleagues to attend one of the trainings coming up in San Francisco, Pleasanton (CA), Newark (NJ), Denver, and Philadelphia. See schedule below.


If you have ever been asked to speak about Islam or been asked difficult questions about Muslims and their religion that you could not adequately answer, or if you’re eager to help counter the inaccurate, negative depictions of Muslims in the media and elsewhere, then we strongly encourage you to attend one of the upcoming trainings.  You don’t have to join or be a member of an organization to attend the training.


Training includes the following:


>A take-home speaker’s kit with presentation materials and answers to 170+ FAQs developed by Islamic scholars that include Hamza Yusuf, Umar Faruq Abd Allah, Ingrid Mattson, and Sherman Jackson. The questions included have actually been asked of hundreds of certified speakers around the country associated with ING and its Affiliates.


>Tips for public speaking


>Separation of Church and State guidelines when speaking about religion in public institutions


You can do your part to counter rising Islamophobia by increasing your own Islamic literacy and becoming engaged in more balanced representations of American Muslims.  Sign up for a training today:


Islamic Speakers Bureau Training, San Francisco

Saturday, November 19

In partnership with the Arab Cultural and Community Center (ACCC)

San Francisco, CA

Register here


Islamic Speakers Bureau Training, East Bay, CA

Saturday, December 3

In partnership with the Muslim Community Center (MCC)

Pleasanton, CA

Register here


Islamic Speakers Bureau of New Jersey

Saturday, October 22

Newark, NJ

Register here


Islamic Speakers Bureau of Colorado

Saturday, November 19: Islamic Speakers Bureau training

Denver, CO

Register here


Islamic Speakers Bureau of Pennsylvania

Saturday, December 17

Philadelphia, PA

Register here