Muslim Leaders meeting with Superintendent & Executive Staff of Montgomery County Public Schools

Muslim leaders meet with Interim Superintendent, Larry Bowers, and six members of his management team to discuss the survey implications of Muslim children facing various forms of bullying and anti-Muslim rhetoric and behavior. It was agreed by all that we need to work together in creating a safe learning environment for Muslim students.

A series of recommendations was presented for identifying internal and external resources, setting the right tone from the top, measuring and responding to incidents of harassment/bullying, examining curriculum content and resources for bias and/or insensitivity, providing cultural competency training, sponsoring youth programs and hiring an advocate for Muslim residents. It was a very constructive meeting in which committed Muslim educators and leaders together with MCPS officials agreed to working together on a common mission. Pictured are those who lingered on after the meeting in energized conversations.

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