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AEP Forum - Public Events - Education & Outreach
Celebrate 2016 Student Essay Winners!
 
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Coming Soon ... 7th Annual AEP Forum 
September 24, 2016 • 9:00am-3:00pm â€¢ Everyone is Welcome
Cedar Rapids Public Library â€¢ 450 5th Ave SE â€¢ Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA 

A BEACON OF HOPE: EMIR ABDELKADER
Yesterday's Muslim Hero Matters Today
Click HERE to register! Seating is limited. Registration deadline is 9.16.16. 

9:00-1:00 pm – SEMINARS AND LUNCH (registration required)


ABDELKADER: A Model for Global Education & Outreach - Concurrent Tracks

Track #1 - Global Education: Teaching Tolerance, Civility, and Understanding
Focus will be on educational tools inspired by Abdelkader's values and his ability to respect and engage with all people. Be ready for inspirational surprises!
Marcia Powell and Karla Duff – AEP Curriculum: Tolerance & Acceptance and more - grades 5-12, IA

Tamar Miller – Harvard Pluralism Project Case Study: Ethical Leadership - high school/college, MA
Ameena Jandali - Islamic Networks Group: Abdelkader Curriculum - high school/college, CA
Kathy Garms - Abdelkader Global Leadership Prize Essay Contests - high school/college, IA

Mark Rhodes - Decorah High School History Teacher & Abdelkader Essay Advocate, IA

Track #2 - Outreach: The Human Face of Islam - Emir Abdelkader
Using Abdelkader's life story and values as a model for confronting challenges and fostering healthy diversity in the work place, guests will address Abdelkader's universalism rooted in his faith. Be inspired!
John W. Kiser – AEP co-founder; author Commander of the Faithful: The Life and Times of Emir Abd el-Kader and The Monks of Tibhirine; Chairman, William & Mary Greve Foundation; former international technology broker – VA
Raphael Danziger, Ph.D. –
 Senior Research Advisor for American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC); author of Abd Al Qadir and the Algerians (Princeton University Ph.D. research topic) â€“ DC
Mark Danner – National security analyst and international consultant on Middle East and Islamic Affairs; Founder, The Meeting Point International; co-founder, Locus Strategic Insights â€“ DC

MORNING REVIEW - Civil Society and a Plural America
Participants of morning seminars will gather to recap discussions and open Q&A with presenters.


LUNCH ON-SITE

1:00-3:00 pm – PROGRAM & AWARDS CEREMONY


JOIN IN CELEBRATING STUDENT WINNERS OF THE 2016 ABDELKADER GLOBAL LEADERSHIP PRIZE ESSAY CONTESTS. Hear inspiring voices of all ages from across the U.S. and beyond. Discussions and networking opportunities follow the program. Details to follow.

VISIT www.abdelkaderproject.org/aep-forum/2016-aep-forum/ for REGISTRATION & DETAILS. 

SATURDAY POST-AEP FORUM OPTIONS

Mother Mosque Tour (4-5:00 pm); Dinner (5:30-7:30 pm)
SUNDAY EXTRA - SEPTEMBER 25
VISIT ELKADER and the MISSISSIPPI RIVER! Just 90 minutes north of Cedar Rapids on Hwy 13, a round trip tour from Cedar Rapids (8-5:00 pm) is being arranged. Please indicate on the registration form if you are interested.
 
Traveling? The Doubletree Hotel is walking distance from the AEP Forum venue.
ABDELKADER EDUCATION PROJECT (AEP) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that promotes cultural literacy, civility, and respectful engagement between all people through education and outreach drawing on Emir Abdelkader's life story and values – courage, integrity, intellect, humility and compassion – that transcend culture and faith traditions.

AEP DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRAM FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES are available. Becoming a sponsor demonstrates commitment to education in building cultural understanding and providing global perspectives for educators and students as well as business, social and political leaders of all faiths and cultures. To donate and learn more, please visit our website or contact kathy@abdelkaderproject.org.   
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