International Cultural Center

Programs

Courageous Conversations at Epworth United Methodist Church

On September 24, ICC Crossroads co-hosted Courageous Conversations, an intergenerational, interracial & interfaith workshop tackling issues of bullying/discrimination at the Epworth United Methodist Church located at Gaithersburg, MD. WORDE Senior Fellow, Nouf Bazaz, moderated the event that brought together approximately 30 diverse youth and adults including Martin Luther King Jr.’s former associate, a holocaust survivor and other advocates […]

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Coping & Resiliency Workshop 2

On Sunday, October 1,  World Organization for Resource Development and Education and International Cultural Center in partnership with the Church of the Ascension, Gaithersburg and Kahilat Shalom, organized a coping and resiliency workshop for teens. The diverse group of students represented a generation that is all too familiar with mass shootings, terrorist attacks, refugee crises, natural disasters, xenophobia, bullying […]

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Courageous Conversations at Gaithersburg Youth Center

ICC Crossroads co-hosted its latest installment of Courageous Conversations, an intergenerational, interracial & interfaith workshop tackling issues of bullying/discrimination, on Tuesday, August 15th at Gaithersburg Youth Center in Gaithersburg, MD. WORDE Senior Fellow, Nouf Bazaz, moderated the event that brought together approximately 25 diverse youth and adults including a survivor of a Japanese-American internment camp, […]

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Coping & Resiliency Workshop

On Friday, August 4th at 6 pm, the ICC Crossroads program hosted an interactive Coping & Resiliency Workshop for teens. Participants shared their reactions, thoughts and feelings to recent events and discussed various ways to support themselves, their peers and the community. Participants were taught about the grief and fear cycle, how to practice coping […]

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Interfaith Iftaar

On June 22, 2017, WORDE hosted an interfaith iftaar (a meal to break a fast) at its International Cultural Center (ICC). The evening was a special opportunity for WORDE to express its gratitude towards many of our friends and colleagues whom we have had the pleasure of working with over the past several years! Guests […]

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Updates: Emotional and Spiritual Care Volunteer (ESCV) Training

On Thurs. June 15, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, seven adults from various faith communities met with Dr. Earl Stoddard, Director of the MoCo Office of Emergency Management and with Jim McClelland, Emergency Management Specialist, at the Silver Spring Civic Building for their training to be certified as Emotional & Spiritual Care Volunteers. […]

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STAND UP! Uniting to Respond to Hate Speech & Violence

Incidents of bias have recently escalated in Montgomery County, reflecting troubling trends nationwide. On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, approximately 60 parents, students, educators and other community members gathered to participate in a workshop, “Stand Up! Uniting to Respond to Hate Speech & Violence”. The workshop was a follow-up to a similar event held in March […]

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Courageous Conversations at Montgomery Blair High School

ICC Crossroads in partnership with the Gaithersburg Beloved Community Initiative co-hosted its latest installment of Courageous Conversations, an intergenerational & interracial workshop tackling issues of bullying/discrimination, on Thursday, April 27th at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD. WORDE Senior Fellow, Nouf Bazaz, facilitated the event that brought together diverse youth and adults including […]

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Update on Muslim Educators meeting with MCPS Superintendent and his team

On Monday April 24, FCWG Education Committee partnering with the Muslim Advocacy Group met with the Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Smith and his management team. The agenda included follow up to the last meeting related to bullying, parent academies, cultural competence for MCPS and parents, and after school activities. Dr. Smith and […]

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Updates on Education Committee Meeting

On Wednesday March 29, FCWG Education Committee met at the ICC. The following topics were discussed: Organize Parent Academies to address bullying Work with Communities United Against Hate (CUAH) Work with local no-profits who can offer training to MCPS staff, teachers, counselors, parents and students. FCWG Education Committee has organized a meeting between the Muslim educators with […]

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