International Cultural Center

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DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Meeting with the Montgomery County Executive’s Faith Community Working Group (FCWG)

On June 16, 2015, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson met with the Montgomery County Executive’s Faith Community Working Group (FCWG) to discuss the Department’s ongoing efforts to safeguard local communities, and to explore how the Montgomery County Model (MCM) can be replicated across the country. This special event at the International Cultural Center brought together 120 […]

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FCWG & MCPS Community Forum Honoring Religious Diversity in Montgomery County with MCPS Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers and President of the Board of Education Patricia O’Neill

On June 10, 2015 almost 110 people attended a community forum on Honoring Religious Diversity in Montgomery County, hosted by Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and the Faith Community Working Group (FCWG) on June 10 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville. The event reflected the ongoing collaboration and partnership between MCPS and the FCWG, […]

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justART III, Youth Media Workshop: “Let’s Blog it Out!” How to Blog for Social Justice Issues like Cyber Bullying

This hands-on workshop was led by Rabia Chaudry, celebrity blogger from SplitTheMoon.com, who was featured on the hit podcast SERIAL. This workshop included an opportunity for students to make theiir own blogs. They learned how to leverage social media tools to raise awareness on important issues like cyber bullying. Atefeh Fathnezad, who facilitates our Global […]

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justArt III, Youth Media Workshop: Podcasting

In the first workshop, held on April 18, 2015, students produced a podcast episode in order to raise awareness of cyber security. The workshop provided high school students an opportunity to develop an informative and engaging episode that would inform their peer networks of potential threats associated with online activity and how to protect themselves […]

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justArt III, Going Global Against Stereotypes to Reduce Cyber Bullying

This spring, students in our weekly Global Citizen’s Forum developed poetry and prose to raise awareness of bullying and cyber bullying through the topic of stereotypes. Students were encouraged to develop pieces that would inform their peer networks of how stereotypes fuel hate speech towards an individual or groups of people, which can also lead to […]

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FCWG Faith Leaders Response Team (FLRT) Meeting

On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the Faith Leaders Response Team including representatives from the Baha’l, Buddhist, Christian, LDS, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Unitarian Universalist faith communities met at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville for progress reports and further training related to responding to emergencies and relating to persons with mental illness. It included a […]

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ESCV 2nd Quarterly Meeting

The Emotional Spiritual Care Volunteers (ESCV) cohort came together for their second quarterly meeting on April 16, 2015. During the meeting, cohort members and guest participants listened to a presentation by MCPD Officer Scott Davis from the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT).  Below are some the resources and presentations that were mentioned: FCWG Presentation: Recognizing and […]

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FCWG Joint Subcommittee Meeting

On April 14, 2015, members of the Faith Community Work Group who included many public and private stakeholders, met to discuss ongoing and future FCWG initiatives, including: An update on the Town Hall with Chief Manger An upcoming meeting with County Executive Ike Leggett on May 14th from 4-6pm An upcoming Faith Leaders Response Team (FLRT) meeting on April 22 from […]

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Youth Summit: April 8, 2015

With current events affecting the youth, law enforcement, and communities across the nation, Dr. King’s words challenge us to action in a way that will honor his legacy and make our communities safe. The Youth Summit, held on April 8, 2015, involved a dialogue on youth advocacy, community policing, strategies for curbing violence, and building […]

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Youth Against Hunger: Good Deeds Day – March 15, 2015

On March 15th, 2015, nearly 150 youth and families came together at the International Cultural Center (ICC) to celebrate Good Deeds Day. The ICC, with its partner, Kehilat Shalom, hosted its “Youth Against Hunger” program, in which participants made 800 sandwiches and 2500 cereal packs for several area shelters. Good Deeds Day is an annual […]

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