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Bridging Communities is a program for high school students that provides a space for cross-cultural dialogue, community service, and personal growth. Through an examination of the similarities between the WWII incarceration experience of Japanese Americans and the post-9/11 experience of the Muslim Americans, Bridging Communities builds solidarity between these two communities. The goal of Bridging Communities is to empower young people to speak up against prejudice and stereotypes and develop as active leaders within their communities and beyond. Click here to download a program flyer!
- Meet youth from communities throughout the Chicagoland area
- Engage in interfaith and cross-cultural dialogue
- Earn community service/service learning hours
- Visit the Rohwer War Relocation Center in Arkansas
Session 1: Saturday, March 14 — Identity & Community Building
Session 2: Saturday, March 21 — Muslim American History
Session 3: Friday, March 27 – Monday, March 30 — Trip to Rohwer, AR
Session 4: Saturday, April 4 — Culmination
Sessions 1 & 2 will take place at the CAIR-Chicago office. Session 4 will take place at the Midwest Buddhist Temple.
Have questions? Contact Christine Munteanu at firstname.lastname@example.org.