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Teaching About Islam in the Classroom: Resources, Storytelling, and Strategies

September  14, 2013
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Teaching About Islam in the Classroom: Resources, Storytelling, and Strategies

Teaching About Islam in the Classroom: Resources, Storytelling, and Strategies

The Center for Beloved Community at CIIS is partnering with leading Muslim scholars, activists, writers, and performers to offer a complimentary all-day teacher training on Islam and Muslims in the U.S.

Local middle and high school teachers will be provided with practical tools and resources to enhance curricula on Islam and understanding of contemporary issues.


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Please register early. Lunch will be included, and free parking is available. For more information on the training, please email Rania Shah at rshah@ciis.edu.


Muslims in the Bay Area and US Context
Farid Senzai, PhD, Professor at Santa Clara University and Research Director at Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.

Fostering an Inclusive Environment: Curriculum and Resources for Teaching about Muslims and Their Faith
Ameena Jandali, Cultural Competency Trainer and Content Director at Islamic Networks Group.

Strategies to Counter Islamophobia
Rachel Roberts, Civil Rights Lawyer at Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Addressing Anti-Muslim Bullying in Schools and Building Allyships
Dr. Monique LeSarre, Psychologist, Professor, and Diversity Trainer at CIIS.


Bringing Young Adult Fiction, Spoken Word, International Art, and Storytelling into the Classroom

Naheed Hasnat
Award-winning author of Shooting Kabul and other forthcoming books.

Zahra Noorbakhsh
Writer, performer, comedian, and playwright. Most recently wrote and performed her one-woman show, All Atheists are Muslim.

Samina Ali
Curator of Muslima: Muslim Women's Art & Voices, a groundbreaking online exhibition from the International Museum of Women, and award-winning novelist of Madras on Rainy Days.


David Chiu
President of the SF Board of Supervisors. He will address the Board of Supervisors’s resolution denouncing anti-Islam ads on San Francisco Muni buses.

Namaste Hall
CIIS Main Building, 3rd Floor
1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110


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Center for Beloved Community

The Center for Beloved Community is a CIIS initiative that is committed to the development of a diverse, inclusive, and socially engaged community of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to serving the San Francisco Bay Area. It is located in the Dean of Students Office. The Center supports the ideals of CIIS, and its institutional commitment to an engaged spirituality that fosters community service. This commitment is deeply embedded in the life and work of CIIS and is articulated in its mission and ideals and has recently been adopted in the Institute’s Strategic Plan.