We Can Stop Hate Together. At times like these, the power of our voices and actions are needed more than ever.
Panelists at NIOT screenings in Alaska (left) and Calgary (right) earlier this week.
There is a great deal to learn about how to build inclusion from our neighbors to the North.
I was in Alberta, Canada this week for a series of screenings of
Light in the Darkness and to host a workshop for Municipal Leaders across the province who were interested in learning about the Not In Our Town Model for action.
Numerous cities participated in the workshop in Calgary. Municipalities in the region are training their staff and leaders how to build inclusive environments and welcome all residents. While city staff members and leaders are steeped in diversity and inclusion training, leaders reported that the NIOT model helped them find new ways to engage the larger community.
After Calgary, I traveled to Wood Buffalo/Ft.McMurray, Alaska, a boom town for oil and gas exploration to collaborate with a pro-inclusion group on a screening and training for local leaders. (I'll be writing more on the Alberta Inclusion Work in an upcoming blog post on NIOT.org.)
NIOS Bloomington Honors Teachers in Fight Against Bigotry
Teachers, faculty members, and students from McLean County gather at Illinois Wesleyan to share their stories and experiences about bullying. They come together to recognize members who have taken a stand against bullying and to share their stories.
Imam Ibad Wali, director of the Hillside Islamic Center, speaks at the event. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp
North Hempstead Stands Up to Islamophobia with Interfaith Coalition
More than 100 community members of different faiths and ethnicities gathered at the Islamic Center of Long Island to denounce Islamophobia in response to a poster displayed earlier this month in the West Virginia House of Delegates linking Rep. Ilhan Omar with the September 2001 terrorist attacks.
Silent March Supporting Dixie Name Change Evokes Civil Rights Movement
A "Silent Parade" makes its way through the Marinwood area of San Rafael, Calif. Saturday March 16, 2019 to draw attention to racial injustice and the need to change the name of the Dixie School District.
Bowling Green State University 5th Annual Interfaith Breakfast
A free community event (at the Junior Fair Building) that brings together people of multiple faiths to learn about the various faiths that comprise the Bowling Green community through fellowship that includes music, food and speakers.