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Global Nexus

Building a Culture of Respect: Promoting Global Awareness Through Diversity, Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Understanding


 

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We are a diverse group of Montgomery College’s community, with a mission of enriching minds, engaging hearts and transforming communities in building awareness of global diversity and inclusion to strengthen our understanding and connection to all diverse communities through education, partnerships, advocacy and service.

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 The Salvadoran American Festival returns to the Rockville Campus Aug. 5
The 9th Annual Salvadoran American Festival will take place on August 5, 2018, on the Rockville campus. The event is organized by the nonprofit group COTSA (Salvadoran American Transnational Communities). For more information, visit COTSA's website.


Interfaith Conversation MC's Second Annual Community Engagement and Interfaith Conversation Welcomes Nearly 200 Community Members!
Information about the program, speakers, handouts and more 
For questions? Contact Director, Enas Elhanafi at Enas.Elhanafi@montgomerycollege.edu


 REPORT: Underreported, Under Threat: Hate Crime in the United States and the Targeting of Arab Americans 1991-2016
“In a period of increased xenophobia, racism, and anti-Arab and anti-Muslim sentiment, we cannot afford to overlook the importance of improving our response to hate crime.” ~Arab American Institute

The report consists of three parts. Part One provides important context to the nature of targeted violence against Arab Americans. Part Two features a compelling selection of case studies that demonstrate the nature of anti-Arab hate crime, the harms inflicted on individuals and communities, and the limitations of existing laws, policies, and their irregular enforcement to address those harms. Part Three retraces the history of hate crime reporting and data collection within the context of targeted violence against Arab Americans, and features analysis into anti-Arab hate crime data published at the state and federal level between 1991 and 2016.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CONCLUSIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
FULL REPORT  

More information about the Arab American Institute


Update:
Thank you for your interest in attending our upcoming event on May 23. Registration is FULL for this event! However, if you wish to be on the waiting list, please RSVP to the waiting list on this link:
https://gn-moving-beyond-labels-interfaith.eventbrite.com/

If a space/ticket becomes available, you will be contacted automatically with further instructions on how to obtain your ticket/RSVP.

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Ramadan-Interfaith-Dinner-Flyer-May-23-2018On the road to building trust, civility and action, please join us for this community engagement and interfaith conversation, sponsored by Montgomery College's Global Nexus Program and the Office of Advancement and Community Engagement.

Moving Beyond Labels in a Diverse Society:
Recognizing Unconscious Bias and Fostering Understanding for a More Resilient Community

Ramadan Iftar Dinner will follow the discussion
(Breaking Fast at Sunset)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.
Germantown Campus, Bioscience Education Center, Rooms 151-152

The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, RSVP is strongly recommended by Friday, May18.
RSVP: https://gn-moving-beyond-labels-interfaith.eventbrite.com

The complete list of 2018 speakers will be posted soon.

Please share with students and your community network!

Questions and/or to request special accommodations, contact Enas Elhanafi at Enas.Elhanafi@montgomerycollege.edu


March 9 2018Join us to the upcoming Global Nexus meeting to learn more
about the Program and to provide your valuable insights on upcoming activities.

Come and be a part of the planning session for the Global Nexus Program.

Bring your ideas and enthusiasm to a planning meeting on
Friday, March 9, 2018
11:30 a.m.– 1p.m.
Science Center, Room SC400
Rockville Campus
 

 


Egypt Dance TroupeEgypt National Folkloric Troupe (FREE CONCERT!)
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7 PM
(Doors open at 6:15 PM)
Location: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts: 15200 Annapolis Road, Bowie, Maryland

The National Folkloric Troupe dancers and musicians will perform traditional dances from throughout various regions of Egypt. The Troupe, founded by Egypt's Ministry of Culture in 1963, has performed in many countries throughout the world with dances inspired by Egypt's rich cultural traditions.
Questions? Call: 301-805-6880

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Student Colloquium Flyer 2017 Student and Alumni Colloquium - CALL FOR PROJECTS AND PAPERS!

Submission deadline is on this Friday, October 27

Colloquium Guidelines


 

 

 


Native Heritage 2017 Global Nexus Events In Commemoration of Native American Heritage Month at Montgomery College

 

 





Mental Health 2017 flyerMental Health Fair and Suicide Prevention Tour at Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus on Tuesday, October 31

 

 

 

 



Humanities Days 2017Humanities Days Kickoff Event, Oct. 23: "El Salvador: Home and Belonging"

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Islam FAQFrequently Asked Questions about Islam

Wednesday September 27, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Rockville Campus

RSVP



The Sultan And The SaintThe Sultan And The Saint

October 3rd, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Rockville Campus

RSVP

 


2017 Colloquium2017 Student and Alumni Colloquium CALL FOR PROJECTS AND PAPERS

Submissions Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017

RSVP

 

 



SQCC Research Fellowship 20182018 Research Fellowship Program, Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center – Application deadline: September 17, 2017.

SQCC Research Fellowship Program aims to promote and cultivate scholarly research about Oman across several academic disciplines. The fellowship is open to PhD candidates and university academics who are US citizens or affiliated with an American university, and funds one scholar or team of scholars to carry out research in Oman each year. The fellowship awards up to $51,000 for the fellow or team of fellows.



Globe HallSave the Date! Fall 2017 Data Summit Is Aug. 23, Germantown Campus

Montgomery College Achieving the Dream Initiative presents the: FALL 2017 DATA SUMMIT: Understanding our History to Get to our Future: Student Completion. Register through MC Learns: "Data Summit Fall 2017"



DC Film FestivalDC South Asian Film Festival Sept. 8-10 at the Rockville Campus

The 6th Annual Washington DC South Asian Film Festival will take place on September 8-10 at Montgomery College-Rockville. The DC South Asian Film Festival is presented by the DC South Asian Arts Council, Inc. in Partnership with Montgomery College. For more information, visit www.dcsaff.com.


Check out the Commemoration Events on the County and Statewide level


Rockville Pride June 24 • 4-6 p.m.

The City of Rockville’s Human Rights Commission, in collaboration with Montgomery College and local organizations host a program to inspire, empower and provide resources to the LGBTQ community.

 


Facing Racism in a Diverse SocietyJoin Us on June 6th for an Interfaith Conversation and Ramadan Iftar Dinner

Facing Racism in a Diverse Society: Examining Our Unconscious Bias and its Impact on Equity and Inclusion.





ConfluenceJune 23 Deadline to submit proposals for September Confluence Translation Conference

The Confluence Translation Conference returns to the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus of Montgomery College on September 23, 2017!



2017 Spring Program2017 Spring Program

The College celebrates Arab American Heritage Month with a dynamic calendar of events throughout the month of April every year. We welcome this opportunity to honor the Arab Americans; students, staff, and faculty, and their contributions to our community.

 

 

 


May Is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage MonthMay Is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. It is a chance to celebrate and pay tribute to the contributions generations of Asian/Pacific Americans have made to American history, society and culture.


Mark Your Calendars! Collegewide Spring Closing Meeting Celebration May 17
Join Us for "Words Matter: They Frame Our World" April 21- May 1 at Germantown Campus
Film Screening "Cities of Lights: The Rise And Fall of Islamic Spain," Thursday, April 27, Rockville Campus.
Celebrate Poetry Month April 26 on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
A Journey to the Middle East: MC-Rockville, Room 316 in Science West Today at 4 p.m.

All for Alleppo - MC Students, Faculty, and Staff Help Local Group Raise $11,796 for Syrian Refugees

On February 15, over 80 members of the MC community turned out to support All for Aleppo a regional comedy series produced by Comic Rahmein Mostafavi to benefit the suffering in Syria.

MC's planning team and attendees raised $1,741 for Doctors Without Borders, the largest single collection of the 11 shows promoting the cause. In total, the shows raised $11,796.

Co-Sponsors for the MC event included:
MC Lifesavers, a student-led service-learning initiative
The Integrative Learning Integrative Learning and High Impact Practices Committee
Student Life's Service-Learning Program, Peace & Justice Studies Program and MC Global Nexus Program


 
 


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