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VIRTUAL EVENT: United We Stand – Cultural Competency in Middle TN

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT

Participants will share perspectives on the legacy of ethnic violence in middle TN and the current work of TNs to challenge the continued harms to immigrants and refugees in the region.

The Middle TN theme of Cultural Competency will feature a panel discussion facilitated by public historian Brigette Jones in conversation with the following panelists:

  • Samir S. Ali (Vanderbilt University, Founder/CEO of Millions of Conversations) will discuss her work and the necessity for cross-cultural dialogue to ensure a future Tennessee with cultural competency as an interwoven trait.
  • Sabina Mohyuddin (American Muslim Advisory Council) will discuss her work with youth leadership in inter-faith conversations and the role that grassroots organizations will play in combating cultural violence and oppression.
  • Imam Ossama Bahloul (Islamic Center of Nashville) will discuss the history of Islamic people in Middle Tennessee, and the role that religious differences play in cultural understanding.

Special thanks to the Hispanic Family Foundation for providing a video describing some of the issues facing Latin(x) immigrant communities and the Foundation’s own work to empower Hispanic Tennesseans.

This is a free public humanities program open to all. Pre-registration is required. The livestream link will be shared with all registered participants in advance of the program.