Schedule a Presentation about American Muslims Listed below are the titles of the various presentations which ING offers along with a brief description. To schedule a presentation in your classroom, click on a ‘Schedule’ button below to select your presentation. Please allow two weeks advance notice for scheduling, and at least 45 minutes for a presentation to allow time for questions and answers. If your request is less than two weeks away or if you have questions about our online scheduling system, please feel free to contact us at 408-296-7312 extension 160 or email [email protected]. Getting to Know American Muslims and Their Faith This presentation begins with basic terminology and demographics of Muslims in the United States and the world, describes the major beliefs and practices of Islam, including major Muslim holidays. It also addresses common misconceptions about Islam and Muslims and describes its relation other religions, including Judaism and Christianity. (45, 60, or 90 minutes) A History of Muslims in America Most Americans are unaware of the long history of Muslims in the United States. This presentation covers that history beginning with the substantial and documented presence of Muslims among enslaved Africans in the Americas. It then describes the rediscovery of Islam among African Americans in the 20th century and the successive waves of immigration that brought Muslims to our country beginning in the late 1800’s, The presentation concludes by highlighting notable American Muslims today. (45, 60 or 90 minutes) Muslim Contributions to Civilization This presentation shows how the Muslim world has related to, influenced, and interacted with other cultures from its beginning and describes the many contributions made by Muslims. Particularly during the medieval Golden Age of Islam, Muslims made major contributions in diverse fields, including art, architecture, music, mathematics, medicine, astronomy, and even cuisine, clothing, and furniture. (45, 60 or 90 minutes) Muslim Women Beyond the Stereotypes The role of Muslim women and Islam’s view of women is one of the most widely misunderstood and misrepresented aspects of the religion and its practitioners. This presentation describes the status of Muslim women today and highlights examples of notable Muslim women. It describes Qur’anic and prophetic teachings about the role and responsibilities of Muslim women, and explains issues such as the head scarf and gender relations. (45 or 60 minutes) Countering Bullying with Civility, Respect, and Knowledge This presentation focuses on the importance of understanding one another’s differences through engagement and dialogue. While we use Muslims and Islam as the primary example of a group characterized by ill-informed stereotypes, we end the presentation by stressing the overall message of respect and inclusion for all. This presentation is available for assemblies only. (45-60 minutes) Custom Presentation This presentation allows you to pick a topic that is not included above. After you select this presentation, we will contact you to discuss the details of your custom presentation.