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Join Tanenbaum for our annual Religious Diversity Leadership Summit!

Held virtually for the first time, programming will be spread across Tuesdays and Thursdays in May, closing on Thursday, June 3rd, the day of Tanenbaum’s annual gala Peace Made Possible.

The theme of this year’s Summit is Do the Work: Build a Bigger Table. As always, attendance is free. All sessions will be held live at 12PM EST via Zoom, and main sessions will be recorded and shared afterward along with valuable and useful resources.


Tuesday 5/4: Keynote Speech

Tanenbaum is delighted to have this year’s keynote delivered by Sarah Eagle Heart. Sarah is an Emmy award-winning social justice storyteller, activist, media strategist, and producer focused on advocacy for Indigenous Peoples. She is an internationally accomplished executive with a diverse background in tribal, corporate, and non-profit sectors, and has worked with celebrities such as John Legend, Anne Hathaway and Mark Ruffalo. She currently serves as Co-founder/Co-CEO of Return to the Heart Foundation and previously served as CEO of the national nonprofit Native Americans in Philanthropy.

Tuesday 5/11: Purposeful Conversations: Lessons from Tanenbaum Peacemakers for the Workplace

Tanenbaum’s Peacebuilding team works to highlight the incredible efforts of faith-inspired peace builders. The Peacemakers in Action Network is currently comprised of over 30 people from conflict and post-conflict zones around the world. Listen to firsthand experiences and explore examples of how peacebuilding techniques can be applied in the workplace to support purposeful and authentic discussions and relationship building across differences.

Can’t make it on Tuesday or want some extra reflection time? Join us on Thursday, May 13th for a follow-up/deep-dive conversation to continue the discussion and explore the workplace application of these lessons.

Tuesday 5/18: Women of Faith and Belief in the Workplace

What does religious diversity in the workplace look like? Everyone’s identity is multifaceted. How does the intersectionality of these identities have an impact on employees and workplaces? Join us for a conversation between women from diverse industries and backgrounds who will share insights from their experiences and traditions and how they inform their professional lives.

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Tuesday 5/25: Demographic Data and Trends on Religious Diversity

People and relationships are key elements of any team, project, or initiative. However, reports and policies require quantitative data. Our friends from Pew Research Center will join us for a session on the latest global demographic data and trends concerning religious diversity, religious restrictions, and additional insights.

Presenters:

  • Conrad Hackett, Sr. Demographer, Associate Director Demographic Research
  • Samirah Majumdar, Research Associate

Join us Thursday, May 27th to take a closer look at this data – and take the reins yourself to explore how this information can better inform your workplace.

Thursday 6/3: Closing Keynote & Learning Lab with Tanenbaum CEO Mark Fowler

Tanenbaum CEO Mark Fowler will close the Summit with some final thoughts, encouragement, and inspiration. The second half of the session will be a learning lab for some last-minute interactive takeaways.

Join us later in the evening for Tanenbaum’s Peace Made Possible gala at 6PM!

Sarah Eagle Heart
Co-CEO/Co-Founder
Return to the Heart Foundation

Sarah Eagle Heart is an Emmy-winning social justice storyteller, activist, media strategist, and producer focused on advocacy on behalf of Indigenous Peoples. She is an internationally accomplished executive with a diverse background in tribal, corporate, and non-profit organizations. Her creative projects are rooted in her worldview as an Oglala Lakota raised on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation supporting narrative change for healing and impact.

She is co-founder and co-CEO of Return to the Heart Foundation focused on resourcing Indigenous Women Led initiatives. Prior to this role, she served as CEO of Native Americans in Philanthropy, a national nonprofit that focuses on investment in Native American communities. She has organized national narrative change movements for Native Americans with Anne Hathaway, John Legend, Marisa Tomei, Mark Ruffalo, Piper Perabo, Portugal. The Man and Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas. She also served The Episcopal Church for over a decade, most recently as the Team Leader for Diversity, Social Justice and Environmental Ministries and Program Officer for Indigenous Ministry on the staff of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. During her tenure, The Episcopal Church became the first major denomination to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery in 2009 and she supported multiple denominations in their repudiations of the Doctrine of Discovery (including the World Council of Churches in 2012).

Sarah is also a new author, contributing to the feminist anthology “THIS IS HOW WE COME BACK STRONGER” published in the UK on March 23 and US on April 6. She is also co-authoring a self-help/memoir titled “Warrior Princesses Strike Back” with her twin sister/psychotherapist Emma Eagle Heart – White to be published by Feminist Press in early 2022.

Follow Sarah on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter


Sandra Yamate
CEO
Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession

Sandra S. Yamate is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (“IILP”). IILP is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession through its research and programs. Sandra is IILP’s subject-matter expert on diversity and inclusion and is responsible for all of its research and programming.

After practicing law for ten years, Sandra served as the Executive Director of the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms and as the Director of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession.

Sandra has long been active in a variety of charitable causes. Currently, she serves as the Chair of the National Judicial College and is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Women Lawyers.

Sandra earned her JD from Harvard Law School and an AB in Political Science (cum laude) and History (magna cum laude) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Sandra has written and spoken extensively on community engagement, diversity and inclusion, cultural competency, and multicultural issues.

Sandra and her husband, Brian Witkowski, reside in Chicago with their two dogs, Cashew and Filbert.


Amrith Kaur Aakre
Legal Director
The Sikh Coalition

Amrith Kaur Aakre joined the Sikh Coalition, a national civil rights organization, in 2017 as Legal Director. In this role, she supervises high-impact litigation and manages initiatives to protect the civil rights of all Americans in areas such as hate crimes, bullying, racial profiling, workplace discrimination, and religious rights matters. In addition to casework, she works with public and private sector agencies to create implicit bias and cultural competence training geared towards minimizing employment and other types of discrimination, and is a recognized expert on issues of race and religious rights. Prior to joining the Sikh Coalition, Amrith served as a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney in Chicago for 11 years where she created and directed the Bond Court Initiative, a transformative alternative prosecution program focused on rehabilitating felony offenders rather than incarcerating them, and served on the CCSAO Hate Crime Advisory Council. As a highly experienced prosecutor, she also brings seasoned media experience to the job and has a background in policymaking.

Amrith currently serves on the Board of Directors for the ACLU of Illinois. She served as an Emerging Leaders Fellow for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, is a 2017 recipient of the Asian American Coalition’s Community Service of the year award, and was recognized by Crain’s Business New York as a Leading Woman Lawyer. In her free time, she is also a fitness instructor teaching HIIT bootcamp classes.

Amrith holds her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Science & Technology Engineering and English Literature from The George Washington University, and her Juris Doctor from The University of Illinois at Chicago’s John Marshall Law School.

Learn more about Amrith on the Sikh Coalition website and follow her on LinkedIn.


Fatima Diop
AVP Portfolio Analyst
AllianceBernstein

Fatima Diop is an AVP, Portfolio Analyst on the High Yield Corporate Desk at AllianceBernstein. Before joining AB, Fatima worked as a Senior Rates Analyst at Bloomberg where she provided risk management support.

Fatima is a Muslim and first-generation Senegalese American. She takes pride in engaging in the tough conversations about race, religion, gender, etc. and works closely with the Diversity & Inclusion team.

She is the co-chair of the Interfaith Working Group which is committed to cultivating a community within our work environment of education, acceptance and respect for people of all, any and no faith where all AB employees can bring their full professional self to work. She is also the communications chair of the Black Employee Resource Group.

Fatima was born in New York, raised in Paris and lived in Senegal for her last two years of high school. French is her first language and she considers herself as a citizen of the world.


Tina Forrister
Director of Culture and Engagement
GlaxoSmithKline

Tina is an organizational psychologist with an additional 2 years of clinical psychology training. She served on multiple integration teams when GSK acquired TESARO after 3 years of business line and HR roles focused on talent. Prior to TESARO, Tina stood up the learning function at Merrimack Pharmaceuticals while also serving as Organizational Development lead and HR Business Partner to the Development organization. She spent over 6 years in clinical, organizational, and quality consulting with Halloran Consulting Group and managed clinical and safety learning and development at Schering-Plough, including the inauguration of clinical trial training in Japan.

Tina started her biopharma career in the trenches of the business in clinical operations with more than a decade in site, project, and program management roles. In her personal life, Tina is a cat mama, auntie to many humans, and planning to marry a Greek-Australian if COVID-19 ever allows us to travel again…

Follow Tina on LinkedIn.


Vanessa Sheridan
National Transgender Workplace Expert & Consultant
Vanessa Sheridan & Associates

Vanessa Sheridan is an expert business consultant, the author of several books, an experienced transgender inclusion/awareness trainer, an in-demand speaker on transgender workplace issues, and a leading national voice for transgender equality and gender authenticity.

She has twice been a Lambda Literary Award finalist for her books. Since 1991, Vanessa has helped major business organizations and national government agencies enhance their cultural competence through her professional business services.

Visit her website and follow her on LinkedIn.


Conrad Hackett
Associate Director, Research/Senior Demographer
Pew Research Center

Conrad Hackett is associate director of research and senior demographer at Pew Research Center. His expertise is in international religious demography, sociology of religion, and how religion relates to characteristics including gender, fertility and education. Hackett received his doctorate from Princeton University’s Department of Sociology and Office of Population Research and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the University of Texas at Austin’s Population Research Center. He also earned two graduate degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary.

He is an author of The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050, Religion and Education Around the World, The Global Religious Landscape, The Gender Gap in Religion Around the World, Global Christianity, The Global Catholic Population and various other studies of religious demography. Hackett frequently presents demographic research at scholarly conferences in the United States and abroad. He has discussed global religion with numerous media outlets, including BBC, CNN, NPR, MSNBC, the Financial Times, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Follow Conrad on Twitter.


Samirah Majumdar
Research Associate
Pew Research Center

Samirah Majumdar is a research associate at Pew Research Center, where she focuses on global restrictions on religion.

Samirah holds a master’s degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College.

She is a contributing author to Pew Research Center reports including “A Closer Look at How Religious Restrictions Have Risen Around the World,” “Global Uptick in Government Restrictions on Religion in 2016,” and “Global Restrictions on Religion Rise Modestly in 2015, Reversing Downward Trend.”


Rev. Mark E. Fowler (He/Him/His)
CEO, Tanenbaum | Center for Interreligious Understanding

Raised in Harlem and the Bronx, Rev. Mark Fowler oversees all of Tanenbaum’s program areas and works with operations, fund development and communications. As CEO, Mark is responsible for program development, project management, design and implementation of all Tanenbaum trainings, and the expansion of Tanenbaum programs nationally and internationally.

Mark has been involved in New York City’s education community for over 20 years and is a skilled facilitator/trainer who has worked with teachers, counselors, administrators and students.

He is a sought-after keynote speaker and facilitator in all of Tanenbaum’s core areas, and has addressed organizations globally on issues of equality in race, gender, sexual orientation and religion. Mark has presented at the National Council on the Social Studies, National Association of Multicultural Education, Teaching Tolerance, the YMCA of Greater New York, Partnership for Afterschool Education, Asia Society, National School Board Association, the United Nations, the Newseum, the Power of Women Institute, the Return on Inclusion Summit, the OutNEXT Summit, and the Forum on Workplace Inclusion regarding prejudice reduction, conflict resolution, bias and bullying.

As architect of Tanenbaum’s Corporate Membership Program, Mark has conducted trainings at GSK, Merck, Turner Broadcasting, PwC, The Walt Disney Company, CVS Health, Aetna, Bloomberg, Sodexo, Google, Moody’s, Bank of America, Walmart, and Target, among others.

Mark earned a B.A. in English and Education at Duke University and was trained as a Mediation and

Conflict Resolution Specialist with the NYC Department of Education. Mark also is a graduate of the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary and is an ordained Interfaith/Interspiritual minister.

Follow Mark on LinkedIn and Twitter.


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Upcoming Holidays and Time for Reflection https://tanenbaum.org/blog/2021/04/upcoming-holidays/ Mon, 12 Apr 2021 23:35:51 +0000 https://tanenbaum.org/?p=18863 We hope this message finds you all well as we transition fully into spring. As we look ahead to the year to come, we have the opportunity to reflect and explore thoughts and traditions. Upcoming in the next month one such opportunity is the National Day of Prayer. Though not mandated by the federal government, […]

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We hope this message finds you all well as we transition fully into spring. As we look ahead to the year to come, we have the opportunity to reflect and explore thoughts and traditions.

Upcoming in the next month one such opportunity is the National Day of Prayer. Though not mandated by the federal government, this day is often utilized as a chance for prayerful reflection – you can learn more with our fact sheet here. Some examples of typical observations have included students meeting to pray outside their schools before classes, or faith-based employee resource groups taking time to pray.

Vesak Day, also known as Buddha Day, is observed by Buddhists around the world. Although the exact date of observance varies from country to country, many people will be observing the day this year on May 7th. For more information, including the holiday’s history, scheduling tips, and recommended holiday greetings, please explore our Vesak Day fact sheet. Please note that offices in many Southeast Asian countries may close in observance of the holiday.

As always, you can find these fact sheets and more on our Workplace Resources page. If there’s any other way Tanenbaum can be of assistance during these times, for holidays and beyond, please don’t hesitate to reach out – we’d love to hear from you!

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum

 


 

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Rising to the Occasion https://tanenbaum.org/blog/2021/04/rising-to-the-occasion/ Wed, 07 Apr 2021 16:21:13 +0000 https://tanenbaum.org/?p=18839 Dear Friends, Tanenbaum is proud to announce the recipients of the 2021 Peacemakers in Action Award – Yeny Nolasco Quijada and Fatima al-Bahadly. These courageous individuals exemplify fortitude by risking their lives to build peace in tenuous parts of the world where many are too scared to take action. Yeny spends her days providing alternative […]

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Tanenbaum 2021 Peacemakers in Action Yeny Nolasco (El Salvador) and Fatima al-Bahadly (Iraq)

Dear Friends,

Tanenbaum is proud to announce the recipients of the 2021 Peacemakers in Action Award – Yeny Nolasco Quijada and Fatima al-Bahadly. These courageous individuals exemplify fortitude by risking their lives to build peace in tenuous parts of the world where many are too scared to take action.

Yeny spends her days providing alternative activities to youth and at-risk adults in El Salvador, while Fatima advocates for increased civil rights for women and against the radicalization of young men into organizations like ISIL in Iraq. People like Fatima and Yeny are the cornerstone to creating a better world and they need to be supported!

Join us in welcoming and supporting Fatima and Yeny into the Tanenbaum community on Thursday, June 3 at our 2021 Peace Made Possible Gala. Click here for our Gala webpage with ticket and sponsorship info. I look forward to seeing you there!

With my warmest regards,

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum


 

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Join us at the Summit https://tanenbaum.org/blog/2021/04/summit-2021/ Tue, 06 Apr 2021 18:48:52 +0000 https://tanenbaum.org/?p=18837 Dear Friends, I’m delighted to share the exciting news that registration for Tanenbaum’s 5th annual Religious Diversity Leadership Summit is now live! Click here to register and for more details. This year’s theme is Do the Work: Build a Bigger Table. We know many of you are working remotely and screen time is draining. For […]

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Dear Friends,

I’m delighted to share the exciting news that registration for Tanenbaum’s 5th annual Religious Diversity Leadership Summit is now live!

Click here to register and for more details.

This year’s theme is Do the Work: Build a Bigger Table.
We know many of you are working remotely and screen time is draining. For this reason, we’re spreading programming across multiple days. We also hope this means more of you can join us.

Sessions will be live at 12PM EST and last for one hour. Recordings will be made available afterward along with relevant resources and more.

  • Tuesday, May 4: Opening keynote by Sarah Eagle Heart (Oglala Lakota), award-winning advocate, storyteller and executive.
  • Tuesday, May 11: Lessons from Tanenbaum’s Peacemakers for engaging in authentic, difficult discussions in the Workplace.
    • Thursday, May 13: Continue the conversation in a deep dive discussion: how does this apply in the workplace?
  • Tuesday, May 18: A panel of four women from diverse industries and backgrounds share insights for all how experiences and traditions inform their professions.
  • Tuesday, May 25: Pew Research Center shares the latest demographic data and trends concerning religious diversity.
    • Thursday, May 27: Continue the conversation in a deep dive discussion: how does this data inform the workplace?
  • Thursday, June 3: Closing keynote and Learning Lab with Tanenbaum CEO, Mark Fowler.

We also hope you can join us on the evening of June 3rd for our Peace Made Possible Gala!

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum

 


 

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Reaching the Summit https://tanenbaum.org/blog/2021/03/reaching-the-summit/ Wed, 31 Mar 2021 16:28:50 +0000 https://tanenbaum.org/?p=18833 Dear Friends,  Our Workplace program is improving the global workforce’s ability to create religiously inclusive workspaces. Recently, I was honored to be included as a speaker at Microsoft’s Include 2021 conference. I was joined by Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, as we discussed the undeniable value of addressing […]

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Dear Friends, 

Our Workplace program is improving the global workforce’s ability to create religiously inclusive workspaces.

Recently, I was honored to be included as a speaker at Microsoft’s Include 2021 conference. I was joined by Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, as we discussed the undeniable value of addressing religion and belief as a facet of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

And, we are hard at work preparing for our 5th Religious Diversity Leadership Summit, to be held virtually in sequential sessions during the month of May. At the Summit, themed “Do the Work: Build A Bigger Table”, speakers and panelists will authentically explore the critical difference addressing religious diversity will make for the global workforce. Registration is expected to go live April 5th!

Your support of the 2021 Tanenbaum Gala on Thursday, June 3 helps us provide these kinds of trainings and resources so employees of all faiths and none are respected. Click here for our Gala webpage with ticket and sponsorship info. I look forward to seeing you there!

With my warmest regards,

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum

 


 

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New Year, New Colors, Remembrance https://tanenbaum.org/blog/2021/03/holidays/ Fri, 26 Mar 2021 18:42:46 +0000 https://tanenbaum.org/?p=18824 Holidays arise throughout the year and spring is filled with them! Countless people around the world this year will be observing these upcoming holidays, which you may know by different names. In late March, we see the beginning of the week-long Jewish celebration of Passover, also called Pesach in Hebrew. The end of March also brings […]

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Holidays arise throughout the year and spring is filled with them! Countless people around the world this year will be observing these upcoming holidays, which you may know by different names.

In late March, we see the beginning of the week-long Jewish celebration of Passover, also called Pesach in Hebrew. The end of March also brings the Hindu holiday Holi, often called the festival of colors, as well as the Sikh holiday Holla Mohalla which follows it. You can learn and share about these holidays with our fact sheets for Passover, and Holi.

With many holidays in such a short time, there’s a lot to learn. Schools and workplaces explore respectful ways to observe and accommodate, and hospitals and care facilities may need to be aware of patients or staff who may be fasting or have dietary restrictions. In addition to our fact sheets, the Tanenbaum staff is here to help. You can learn about each of these holidays, their impact on the workplace, and more by visiting Tanenbaum’s Workplace Resources page for fact sheets and additional resources.

With my warmest regards,

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum

 


 

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Spring Celebrations and Commemorations https://tanenbaum.org/blog/2021/03/spring-celebrations/ Wed, 24 Mar 2021 23:20:52 +0000 https://tanenbaum.org/?p=18816 Friends – As the seasons begin to change, we’ve already seen the Lunar New Year come and go. Did you know that some faiths follow a solar calendar? Sikhism is one of them – on April 14th, millions of Sikhs will celebrate Vaisakhi, an important religious holiday as well as a cultural festival in northern […]

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Friends –

As the seasons begin to change, we’ve already seen the Lunar New Year come and go. Did you know that some faiths follow a solar calendar?

Sikhism is one of them – on April 14th, millions of Sikhs will celebrate Vaisakhi, an important religious holiday as well as a cultural festival in northern India. Read our Vaisakhi fact sheet to learn more!

Amongst other upcoming holidays is Easter. Did you know that there are different dates for Easter (and Christmas) for some Christian denominations? Many Christians will observe Easter this year on April 4th, but Orthodox Christians will celebrate on May 2nd. You can learn about that and more with our Easter fact sheet.

Also, the holy month of Ramadan will begin soon on the evening of April 12th and end on May 11th, with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr following it. To learn more about the meaning and traditions behind this month and how your Muslim colleagues may be observing it, take a look at our Ramadan fact sheet.

You can learn about each of these holidays, their impact on the workplace, and more by visiting Tanenbaum’s Workplace Resources page for fact sheets and additional resources.

With my warmest regards,

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum

 


 

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Introducing Another Honoree! https://tanenbaum.org/blog/2021/03/introducing/ Wed, 24 Mar 2021 23:07:06 +0000 https://tanenbaum.org/?p=18804 Dear Friends, We are so pleased to announce that Nissan Foundation will be the recipient of Tanenbaum’s Philanthropic Bridge Builder Award at this year’s Gala! This award is given to organizations lifting up the non-profit sector through social change. Since its founding in 1992 to help bridge the deep societal divides brought to light after […]

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Former Muslim supremacist Mubin Shaikh, former white supremacist Arno Michaelis, former Tanenbaum CEO, Joyce Dubensky and Seeds of Peace Program Director, Kiran Thadhani come together for a Courageous Conversation supported by Nissan Foundation on the power of dialogue to pull people away from extremism and towards respect.

Dear Friends,

We are so pleased to announce that Nissan Foundation will be the recipient of Tanenbaum’s Philanthropic Bridge Builder Award at this year’s Gala!

This award is given to organizations lifting up the non-profit sector through social change. Since its founding in 1992 to help bridge the deep societal divides brought to light after the Rodney King trial verdict, Nissan Foundation has been an exceptional leader in philanthropy, awarding more than $12 million to organizations working to build community by valuing diversity.

Students at Queens Community House learn about Chinese calligraphy through a project supported by Nissan Foundation that used Tanenbaum’s World Olympics curriculum to teach students the value of diversity.

Nissan Foundation has been a critical Tanenbaum partner in promoting justice and building respect for religious difference since 2013. Together, we have impacted thousands of students, educators and community leaders with needed resources for diversity, including our Combating Extremism campaign and World Olympics curriculum. We would not be as successful as we have been without Nissan Foundation’s help, so join us in celebrating their accomplishments on June 3rd!

Click here for our Gala webpage with ticket and sponsorship info. I look forward to seeing you there!

With my warmest regards,

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum

 


 

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Support Religious Diversity Education https://tanenbaum.org/blog/2021/03/1257/ Thu, 11 Mar 2021 22:09:53 +0000 https://tanenbaum.org/?p=18791 Dear Friends,  With your support, Tanenbaum powerfully impacts the educational landscape. Recently we have been actively promoting Resolution 1257, an innovative resolution brought forth by New York City Councilmembers Daniel Dromm, Benjamin Kallos, and  Daneek Miller, calling for New York City’s Department of Education to implement religious literacy and diversity curriculum in K-12 schools and provide […]

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Dear Friends, 

With your support, Tanenbaum powerfully impacts the educational landscape.

Recently we have been actively promoting Resolution 1257, an innovative resolution brought forth by New York City Councilmembers Daniel Dromm, Benjamin Kallos, and  Daneek Miller, calling for New York City’s Department of Education to implement religious literacy and diversity curriculum in K-12 schools and provide professional development in this area. We are so fortunate to join the Muslim Community Network, the Sikh Coalition, the Interfaith Center of New York on this initiative!

Simultaneously, we have been finalizing the second editions of our impactful Religions in My Neighborhood and World Olympics curriculums which will be released in the coming weeks.

Please support us in our efforts to ensure that young people have the social and emotional skills necessary to respect the differences among them by contributing to this year’s Peace Made Possible Gala, and plan to join us on June 3rd, 2021!

Click here for our Gala webpage with ticket and sponsorship info. I look forward to seeing you there!

Stay active and educated in Tanenbaum’s future!

With my warmest regards,

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum

 


 

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Remembering A Real Gentleman – Henry J. Humphreys https://tanenbaum.org/blog/2021/03/henry-humphreys/ Wed, 10 Mar 2021 16:52:24 +0000 https://tanenbaum.org/?p=18786


Georgette Bennett with Henry Humphreys and Joanne Humphreys

Today, Tanenbaum remembers Henry Humphreys, our long-time Board member, who left us on March 5, 2021 in his 93rd year. Henry is survived by his beloved wife, Joanne, his four children who he raised as a single Dad after his first wife died, his three step-children, and his 14 grandchildren. We send heartfelt condolences to all of them.

We are sad today, but also filled with gratitude, as we also remember with a smile the Henry Humphreys with whom we worked for justice and respect for people of all religious traditions.

We remember how he Tanenbaum staff called him the “perfect Board member.” Always prepared, kind and polite, Henry was civil even when he disagreed with something being said. He was a ready advocate for our vision and work, and always stood ready to make connections and bring people in his circles together to do good.

We remember Henry for the work we shared. But even more, we remember him for the loving person he was. Forever dedicated to his family and always devoted to his Catholic tradition, he was proud to serve as he could and did so with a full and open heart—whether you were his family, a cause he chose to serve, or a person in need.

Ultimately, Henry J. Humphreys was one of the greats — and always, he was a true gentleman in every sense of the word, and in every sense of the two words, gentle man.

Rest easy, dear friend.

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum


Georgette Bennett with Henry Humphreys


Henry Humphreys with Howard Milstein II and Les Crystal

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