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Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter


ISB-DFW Coordinator, Syed Ali, delivering a training session at IACC in plano - July 16, 2011

ING AFFILIATES
MEETING AT ISNA

Syed Ali and Alia Salem represented the ISB-DFW Chapter at the National ING Affiliate meeting on July 2nd, 2011

Meeting Details

A wide range of topics were discussed inluding:
- ING Affiliate Growth Plan
- Current Affiliate needs
- ING Affiliate activities around the 10th Anniversary of September 11
- 2012 Political Climate
- ING New workshop on Bullying of Youth as a consequence of being Muslim

ISB-DFW Wishes You a blessed Ramadan!

ISB-DFW HOSTS SECOND LEVEL 1 TRAINING


On July 16th 2011,  the ISB-DFW Chapter held its 2nd level 1 training session at the Islamic Association of Collin County in Plano. ISB-DFW coordinator, Syed Ali and certified speaker, Alia Salem delivered the training to a diverse crowd of people from wide-ranging age groups and cultural backgrounds.

The participants were pleased with the event and very excited about the road ahead further. After lunch and the final presentation piece, attendees joined in an informative role-playing activity highlighting the tough questions ISBers often face and how to effectively respond.

The event concluded with an amazing show of support and commitment where all but 2 attendees took the completion exam and signed Speaker’s Agreements. This will add potentially 22 speakers should they all pass the certification exam in September*

*The next Exam 2 for Certification will be held on September 24th at IACC in Plano.

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Attendees at the 7/16 training session taking Exam 1

ISB-DFW Youth Voice

By Waqas Haque

The United States has always been known as a diverse bunch, a multifaceted nation, and a melting pot of different people. However, the unity in “United” comes with a price. Various ethnic and religious identities have had their unfair share of hatred and persecution over the years. It appears that in the twenty-first century, the status of being Muslim has also come under heavy fire by the same spur of intolerance. Some say it is the price you must pay for acceptance, a type of hazing if you will. This growing strife plaguing the country, which has been a growing problem since the September 11th attacks, has led to initiatives, explanations, debates and analysis of the plight of Muslim Americans. While certain organizations have focused on explaining on the how and why “Islamophobia” has become a threat, others have focused on trying to fight against it and promote true tolerance and dare we say it, acceptance.

The Council on American-Islamic Relation’s (CAIR) recent study in conjunction with UC Berkeley’s Center for Race & Gender, “Same Hate, New Target: Islamophobia and its Impacts in the United States 2009-2010”, has been a groundbreaking report on anti-Muslim prejudice in the United States. It offers a definition of Islamophobia as a "close-minded prejudice against or hatred of Islam and Muslims". The report notes several interesting aspects about de facto prejudice, or bias against Islam that stems from civic culture in America.

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ISB-DFW UPDATES

New Certifications are now available for certified speakers for the following diversity seminars:
 - Healthcare
 - Law-Enforcement
 - Corporate Diversity

Other Updates

  - 2 Certified Speakers in Healthcare
 - New website, branding and calendar app in progress
 - New training content developed
 - New mailing address and phone number

ISB-DFW ACTIVITIES

August 3rd, 2011
ISB-DFW organized and presented a mosque open house that had a huge turnout of college art students from UNT. It was graciously hosted by Carrolton Mosque. Two ISB-DFW certified speakers Alia Salem and Sumreen Asim delivered the presentation. The female students had fun dressing in hijab while they were there.

"Many of the students have little or no exposure to Islam, and I believe the opportunity to visit a mosque and hear a positive presentation about modern Islam would be a wonderful connection to the material of this course" - Teacher April J. Morris

June 30th, 2011
New speech club initiated to help certified speakers develop presentation skills and expertise in presentations content and FAQs. ISB-DFW thanks the Islamic Association of Mid-Cities (IAMC) for allowing ISB-DFW to use their venue for speech club activities.

June 17th, 2011
Dr. Shahrukh Kureishy and Alia Salem delivered an info session and Healthcare presentation for community members and healthcare professionals at the Islamic Association of Mid-Cities.

July 16th, 2011
Training session level 1 at the Islamic Association at Collin County delivered by Syed Ali and Alia Salem. ISB-DFW appreciates and recognizes the tremendous logistical support from the IACC masjid and shura members. Thank you and May God bless you !


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