International Cultural Center

Programs

Faith Community Advisory Council Meeting

With the goal of creating what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called “the more beloved community,” ICC President Hedieh Mirahmadi joined local groups on June 18th to speak and listen to progress reports from the Interfaith Community Liaison, the Religious Land Use Working Group, the Faith Community Working Group and the newly formed Neighbors in […]

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Faith-Groups Gather at Rockville Metro to Condemn Anti-Islamic Bus Ads

“For me, this is hate speech… But according to the court, it’s freedom of expression. We will not be critical of the Metro for running them. They’re required to do that legally. On the other hand, my concern is that they are appealing to ignorance, to insecurity that many people carry with them. So this […]

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Many other great organizations took part

Youth Media Festival

The ICC was thrilled to take part in The Ghandi Brigade’s Youth Media Festival in Silver Spring, May 31st. A showcase and screening for local youth who have produced their own films, this wonderful occasion provided the ICC with a chance to showcase the excellent work that our first justArt workshop produced back in January […]

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Youth Against Hunger, May 25th, 2014

Thanks so much to all our volunteers who helped make this months Youth Against Hunger a packed and efficient day of community, charity and solidarity. With Summer upon us, we had a few new event staff volunteers, as well as some of our more familiar faces taking on new and different roles. All in all, […]

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Diversity Leadership Program & Health Fair

Crossroads participated in the annual Diversity Leadership hosted by The City of Rockville, Maryland Human Rights Commission  on Saturday, March 29, 2014. 20 students from Richard Montgomery, Rockville, Montgomery Blair and Wootton high schools and Montgomery College participated in activities that raised their awareness of broad notions of diversity and helped them develop skills they might use in reaching out to fellow students. Crossroads also took […]

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ICC President speaks to Media about Potomac anti-Jewish Hate Crimes

Montgomery County residents were given a sad and timely reminder this week of the threat of homegrown radicalization and the importance of understanding and countering extremism at its roots. The news of anti-Jewish graffiti sprawled across multiple locations in Potomac, including a Synagogue, was emphasized even more by the shocking fact that the two suspects […]

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Recognizing & Responding to Persons with Mental Illness

“One of the reasons why we’re so passionate about…  trainings is because, right now, Montgomery County represents over 1 million people, and that’s a lot more eyes and ears that will come across certain individuals with mental illness, and more importantly, you’ll be in a position to help intervene and/or find resources for them before […]

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Youth Against Hunger, April 27th, 2014

Thank you so much to all the volunteers who took time out of their busy schedules to help those less fortunate at yesterday’s Youth Against Hunger at the ICC.  We had another busy afternoon of sandwich making & cereal packing for 9 local shelters in Montgomery County, and we were also joined by Montgomery County’s […]

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Youth Against Hunger, February 23rd, 2014

For our Youth Against Hunger program on February 23rd, 2014, the ICC was privileged to have Elizabeth McGlynn as its guest speaker. As Executive Director of Girls on the Run, Elizabeth was pleased to see so many young people gathered at February’s event (yet another packed house at the ICC!) and she was kind enough to […]

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Martin Luther King Day of Service 2014

On January 20th, the International Cultural Center was privileged to host the MLK Day of Service. 12 different organizations and over 300 volunteers gathered at the building in a spirit of enthusiasm, service and community, making sandwiches as part of the ICC’s ongoing Youth Against Hunger event, as well food and blanket drives, pins for veterans, […]

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