2018 NCSS Annual Conference (National Council for Social Studies)

Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL

 

ABDELKADER EDUCATION PROJECT SEMINAR

Sun Dec 2 8:30-10:30am – Toronto, Ballroom Level, West Tower

https://www.socialstudies.org/conference/workshop/knowledge-our-power-finding-your-voice-about-islam/muslims

 

SEMINAR TITLE
“Knowledge is Our Power: Finding Your Voice about Islam/Muslims”

SUBJECT: GLOBAL CONNECTIONS
Explore ways to teach hot contemporary topics, such as radicalization and anti-Muslim bigotry, at the same time. Receive curricular materials to teach it with confidence and courage.

PRESENTERS
Alexandra Souris, Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations, North Andover,

MA Kathy Garms, Abdelkader Education Project, Elkader, IA

Testimonials


  • "Emir Abdelkader's strong moral character has had the most effect on my life. Reading about his life has helped me come to see Muslims in a whole new light, and I only wish that I could show others my new perspective as well."

    -- Bob Spielbauer, 2011 Elkader High School essay winner

  • "Abdelkader's jihad provides Muslims with a much needed antidote to the toxic false jihads of today dominated by anger, violence and politics."

    -- Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan (2009)

  • "The Abdelkader Education Project provides opportunities for people across this globe to engage in the important and urgent work of building civility, enhancing cultural and religious literacy, and fostering mutual understanding among peoples. In a deeply divided world, the witness of Emir Abdelkader, who was a bridge-builder, is exemplary."

    -- Kathryn Lohre, Assistant to the Presiding Bishop, Executive, Ecumencal and Inter-Religious Relations, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Chicago IL