Support ING’s Speakers Bureaus Why should you support ING’s speakers bureaus for school and university classrooms, rotary clubs, houses of worship, community centers, civic organizations, and other groups? “Because religion plays a significant role in history and society. Failure to understand even the basic symbols, practices, and concepts of the various religions makes much of history, literature, art, and contemporary life unintelligible.” – A Teacher’s Guide to Religion in the Public Schools, First Amendment Center “Because American-born Muslims, Asians, Latinx and Blacks continue to be racially profiled regardless of their education level, profession, or service to the country. In order to overcome our often divisive narratives of each other and prevent bigotry, we need to understand each other and work to build peaceful, inclusive communities.” – Maha Elgenaidi, Founder and Executive Director of Islamic Networks Group (ING) Support our speakers bureaus today in California and other states around the country. Combined, we teach and engage with tens of thousands of people a year, face-to-face. Intercultural Speakers Bureau (ICSB) Supplementing social studies content standards and diversity programming, the ICSB examines the roots and interconnectedness of various forms of bigotry, including Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia directed against Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, Black, Latinx, Asian, and Native American populations. Request an ICSB presentation: www.ing.org/intercultural “I’ve been to many implicit bias trainings before… but the ING training today blew the lid off anti-bias training. I finally get why we have the biases we do about certain groups of people.” – Faculty member, UC Santa Cruz Interfaith Speakers Bureau (IFSB) Supplementing social studies content standards and diversity programming, the IFSB includes speakers of the five major world religious traditions who engage in dialogue on a wide variety of topics that you choose. Request an IFSB presentation: www.ing.org/panel “I loved how much respect I felt in the room. It was certainly amazing to see so many people of different religions being absolutely respectful of each other and their beliefs.” –High school student, Belmont Islamic Speakers Bureau (ISB) Supplementing social studies content standards and diversity programming, the ISB provides education about Muslim Americans and their faith as a means of clarifying misconceptions and promoting mutual respect and understanding. Request an ISB presentation: www.ing.org/presentation “ING comes very highly regarded and offered sophisticated, appropriate material for high school kids…the ING speaker was superb!.. Thank you for an outstanding and valuable presentation.” – High school teacher Support our online curriculum and materials that are downloaded in all 50 states, Canada, and around the world. Combined, we reach millions of people a year. “If there wasn’t an ING, we’d have to create one for the rich resources you provide… Thank you for all you do.” – Community leader Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Islam, Muslims, and Sharia: www.ing.org/all-faqs Online Curriculum: Free Educator Lesson Plans: www.ing.org/academic Free Presentations and Scripts: www.ing.org/powerpoints We invite you to join us as we build on these accomplishments in the coming year. Please consider supporting us in any amount you feel comfortable giving at www.ing.org/donate. Thank you. Reference our end-of-year campaign notes here in case you missed them: 12/18/19: Muslim Teens Speak for Themselves to Counter Islamophobia 12/10/19: 2019 Year-End Report for Donors and Foundations Islamic Networks Group (ING) is a peace-building organization providing face-to-face education and engagement opportunities that foster understanding of Muslims and other misunderstood groups to promote harmony among all people.