• September 14, 2013
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Namaste Hall
    CIIS Main Building, 3rd Floor
    1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Add to Calendar 09/14/2013 9:00 am 09/14/2013 5:00 pm America/Los_Angeles 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. Namaste Hall
CIIS Main Building, 3rd Floor
1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
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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.

REGISTRATION

Space is limited. Register here >>

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.


TOPICS

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.


PRESENTERS

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.


SPECIAL APPEARANCE

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.

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