ISB Atlanta

Our Services

ISB Atlanta offers many presentations, workshops and panels, partnering opportunities and educational programs.

Our interactive on-site presentations are customized to fit the needs of our hosts and are designed to achieve the following objectives:

  • Answer audience’s questions
  • Give an overview on the subject matter
  • Provide bespoke information about Muslims as requested by the hosts
  • Cultivate a sustainable relationship between local American Muslim community and the wider community

Presentations offered by ISB Atlanta

Provides an overview of Muslim beliefs, demographics, practices and common misconceptions about Islam and Muslims.

Duration of the presentation: 45, 60, or 90 minutes

Audience: Middle and high schools, universities, and civic and faith base organizations

Recommendation: Youth groups, Sunday study groups, Confirmation classes, inquisitive groups, women’s groups, civic groups.

A fascinating account of the rich and diverse lives and legacies of America’s earliest Muslims, including enslaved Africans, early converts to Islam, and Muslim immigrants.

Duration of the presentation: 45, 60, or 90 minutes

Audience:  Middle and high schools, universities, and civic and faith base organizations

Recommendation: Black History Month

Explores the many contributions of Muslims and their impact in the world we live in today. These contributions cover areas such as science, mathematics, food, clothing, furniture, music, architecture, astronomy, medicine, and more.

Duration of the presentation: 45, 60, or 90 minutes

Audience: Middle and high schools, universities, and civic and faith base organizations

Recommendation: Science and History classes, library programs

Examines the role of women in Islam and important Muslim women in history and the modern world. Suitable for courses related to women studies, world religions and civil rights.

Duration of the presentation: 45, 60, or 90 minutes

Audience: Middle and high schools, universities, and civic and faith base organizations

Recommendation: Women’s History Month

Introduces the Muslim scriptures, the Quran; the process of revelation according to Muslim sources; its structure and organization; and its position in development of Muslim societies. Also includes a suggested approach to verses, which are considered controversial, such as ones pertaining to warfare. 

Duration of the presentation: 45, 60, or 90 minutes

Audience: Advanced high school students, universities, and civic and faith base organizations

Recommendation: Special study groups

Introducing Muhammad, the Prophet - Peace be upon him.  Drawing from traditional sources, this presentation covers the background history of Arabia before Islam, the Prophet’s early life and the changes he brought to Arabian society through 23 years of Prophethood, the formation of the nascent city-state in Medina, and the foundation of an Muslim majority world. 

Duration of the presentation: 45, 60, or 90 minutes

Audience: Middle school, high school students, universities, and civic and faith base organizations

Recommendation: Youth groups, weekend study groups, special study groups

This presentation gives a deeper insight into the fasting observance of Muslims. It includes information about the significance of the month, calendar, timing, rules of the fasting, who can and cannot fast, and the practices of Muslims during this month.

What are the major holidays Muslims observe? When do they happen? How do the Muslims celebrate their holidays? These questions and more are answered in this presentation.

This presentation looks at the once in a lifetime religious obligation of pilgrimage on Muslims. Who can go to Hajj? When does it take place? What are the rituals? What is the background for Hajj?

Films

You bring the popcorn and we will bring the film!

ISB has a repertoire of films about Islam and Muslims and our trained facilitators will lead the discussion after the films.

Here are some of the titles:

A story of an African prince captured and sold as a slave.  The film tells the story of Abdul Rahman , trilingual, a military general and heir to a West African nation the size of Great Britain, who did not return to Africa for 40 years. In that time, he toiled on Foster's plantation. He married a fellow slave, Isabella, and they had nine children. Gradually, he also became the most famous African in America, attracting the support of President John Quincy Adams and Secretary of State Henry Clay. Abdul Rahman returned to Africa at the age 67, only to fall ill and die just as word of his return reached his former kingdom. Throughout a life of Shakespearean dimensions, Abdul Rahman maintained his dignity and hope for the freedom of his people.

Film shares Gallup research on Islam and Muslims.  Focused on the issues of Gender Justice, Terrorism, and Democracy -the film presents this remarkable data deftly, showing how it challenges the popular notion that Muslims and the West are on a collision course. Like the research, the film highlights a shared relationship that is based on facts - not fear.

The film follows three acclaimed Muslim comedians on stage and off as they lift the veil to reveal the humorous truth of what it's really like to be Muslim in America. Mo Amer, Azhar Usman, and Preacher Moss poke fun at themselves, their communities, government, human nature and the tricky predicament of living in post-9/11 America.

Children's Program (3-7 years old) - An interactive session that includes story time followed by crafts that are related to Muslim prayers, observances and holidays.

 

Custom Presentation – We will customize a presentation or workshop to your needs.  Tell us what you are looking for and we will work with you to design it and deliver it. 

Workshops offered by ISB

Developed for law enforcement at the federal, state and local levels in non-emergency situations.  Law enforcement gains insight to effectively interacting with the American Muslim communities.  In addition, the training provides suggestions on how to build sustainable relationships with the American Muslim community. The interactive workshop can include case studies and role plays.

 

Duration of the presentation: 45, 60, or 90 minutes

Audience:  Federal, state and local law enforcement

Recommendation: Include in cultural competency training curriculum

Developed for the healthcare community (hospitals, hospice, chaplaincy, medical students & doctor’s offices) this interactive presentation serves as an introduction to American Muslims, Islamic concepts and cultural competency around Muslim patients. Includes information specific to healthcare situations (HIPAA, etc.) and audience scenario participation.

Duration of the workshop: 45, 60, or 90 minutes

Audience:  Health care providers, hospice staff, hospital staff, pastoral care providers, pastoral care students and medical students. 

Recommendation: 60, 90 or 120 minutes

This unique workshop provides tools and proven techniques to empower people in engaging in meaningful interfaith dialogue. This workshop is both exciting and interactive, allowing its participants to practice techniques for fostering meaningful conversations.

Provides tools to boost self-esteem, win friends and become a positive influencer.  The youth participants have an opportunity to share the current environment in middle and high schools. Answering difficult questions specific to world events and developing a personal plan of action are some of the key take aways from this workshop.

Duration of the presentation: 45, 60, or 90 minutes

Audience: K-12 administrators and teachers, faculty in colleges and schools of education, department chairs, deans and pre-service teachers,

Recommendation: Include in Cultural Competency training curriculum.

This interactive workshop compliments the Youth Workshop. It provides an opportunity for parents to positively interact with other concerned stakeholders in understanding the current environment and challenges therein. Best practices are shared for positive engagement and recognition of the impact of the individual.

Duration of the presentation: 45, 60, or 90 minutes

Audience: K-12 administrators and teachers, faculty in colleges and schools of education, department chairs, deans and pre-service teachers

Recommendation: Include in Cultural Competency training curriculum.

Reach out to explore how we can be of service to you.

(404) 632-3550

info@isbatlanta.org

P.O Box 723426
      Atlanta, GA 31139

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