Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 2017|  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
Sunday, Dec. 3rd, 2017  |  9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST
Registration & Breakfast at 8:00 AM EST

Ames Hall, Mt. Vernon Campus | George Washington University | 2100 Foxhall Rd, NW Washington, DC 20007

An effort to share research and best practices about an increasingly serious problem facing youth of various religious backgrounds

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Introduction

American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) is pleased to host a National Interfaith AntiBullying Summit at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. This Summit is a collaborative effort between AMHP and various faith partners including the National Baptist Convention, Islamic Networks Group, the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom and Sikh Kid 2 Kid. Teasing, harassment, and bullying based on real or perceived religious differences have become an increasingly prevalent problem on school campuses. According to surveys, while one quarter of students overall say they have been bullied at school, half of Muslim students, for example, report having been bullied or harassed. Most often, these incidents are triggered by misperceptions about the religious beliefs of targeted populations. AMHP and its partners aim to increase awareness of religious-based bullying in schools, exploring causes, prevention, and possible remedies. The primary objective of the Summit, therefore, is to share research and best practices about an increasingly serious problem facing youth of various religious backgrounds. To the best of our knowledge, such an antibullying interfaith summit has yet to occur. At this time of heightened fear and discrimination, such an event and the efforts that follow from it are of critical importance.

Contact           | Iman Jandali            | ijandali@amhp.us          | (510) 914-8935
Sponsorship   | Shamaila Usmani    | sponsorship@amhp.us  | (612) 806-6735
Volunteer       | Iman Jandali            | ijandali@amhp.us           | (510) 914-8935
Special Accommodation | Tasmiha Khan | enabledmuslim@amhp.us | (630) 310-2010

Guest Speaker

Library Presentation
Sumi Mukherjee

Author of A Life Interrupted

Author and Speaker Sumi Mukherjee published his first book titled “A Life Interrupted – the story of my battle with bullying and obsessive compulsive disorder” in July 2011. His second book published in July 2014, is titled “Father Figure – my mission to prevent child sexual abuse”. His third book titled “How to stand up to workplace bullying and take on an unjust employer” was published recently in Jan 2017. Since October 2011, Sumi has been speaking to hundreds of people around the country so others can benefit from his stories. Sumi has spoken to teachers, counselors, school psychologists, mental health professionals and many other professionals and caregivers.

Thank You to Our Summit Sponsors