International Cultural Center

Senior Fellow Nouf Bazaz Presents at the Annual School Community United in Partnership (SCUP) Conference

On Friday October 6, 2017 WORDE Senior Fellow Nouf Bazaz presented at the 18th annual SCUP Conference, “Embracing Diversity: All Means All!”

Speaking in two morning sessions, she discussed avenues to improve care for under-served populations, including the growing Muslim American community in Montgomery County, MD.  Her presentation highlighted statistics and anecdotes of how bullying and discrimination may affect diverse Muslim youth in Maryland. These stories were contextualized within a wider discussion on cultural competency when working with Muslim families and psycho social concerns that this population may experience. Her sessions also provided best practices and recommendations for individuals, families, schools, and the wider community in meeting these challenges.