Opening Minds & Connecting Worlds

Increasing Understanding of Muslims and Arabs in America - Presented by Oakland Schools

Wednesday, March 8th, 8:30am-3:30pm

2111 Pontiac Lake Road

Waterford Township, MI

Calling all truth seekers! This session will provide educators and school staff with invaluable information about the continually increasing population of Arab American and/or Muslim communities. Which of the seemingly common beliefs are actually facts? What displayed beliefs and actions are cultural and which ones are religious? These questions and many more will be answered in a presentation that speaks to you! Walk away enlightened with information you can use to increase positive connections with all people.

Event Audience and registration information

Teachers, Counselors, Support Staff and Administrators


Facilitator:

Huda Essa, Culture Links, LLC


Fee:

$50 includes lunch


SCECH’s pending: $10.00 Payable the day of the event (cash, credit or check)


Workshop questions:

Jay B. Marks, Oakland Schools Consultant

jay.marks@oakland.k12.mi.us


Registration Questions:

Contact Event Management at

248.209.2500 or 888.263.3867

Agenda

- Closer look at Culture

- Clarifying Misconceptions

- Diversity of Arab & Muslim World

- Cultural vs Religious traits

- Arab Americans : Identity

- Religious similarities

- Increasing intercultural consciousness

- Q & A

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