Sign up now to bring American Muslims: Facts vs. Fiction to your organization
Over the past 15 years, we have conducted dozens of trainings at different policy agencies including the Department of Justice Community Relations Services, the Boston Police Department, the Pentagon and other policy agencies.
Today, we are writing to let you know of a new training opportunity, based on a generous grant from our supporters. We are able to offer your organization or agency the chance to bring a film and and training program created for the US Department of Justice to your location free of charge.
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This opportunity is based on a new, 11-minute film about the American Muslim community that provides poll-based answers to the most frequent questions Americans ask about their Muslim neighbors. You can review the training version of this film here:
Highlighted Facts Featured in the Film:
- Muslims are the most likely faith community in America to condemn terrorism.
- Seventy-five of American Muslims have donated to or assisted local U.S. charities in the past year.
- Twenty-four percent of American Muslims have founded small businesses and are job creators.
- Muslims doctors in the US have opened and operate over 100 free medical clinics.
- In a recent Gallup Poll, 48% of Muslims report experiencing prejudice.
Sign Up To Bring This Film To Your Organization
Please fill this form out with the key details of your screening and training event. UPF is able to provide a trainer or multiple trainers at your event.
Lobna "Luby" Ismail is the founder and president of Connecting Cultures, LLC, is an inspirational speaker and powerful trainer with over twenty years of experience. Luby’s reputation is communication across cultures, an intercultural expert on Arab, American and Muslim cultures to engage for business and peace building. Identified as the go-to intercultural Arab and Muslim expert by Walt Disney World, Wells Fargo, Red Lobster, Beauty and the Best World Tour Productions, US Army, US Departments of State and Justice, Lobna “Luby” Ismail is a seasoned, powerful workshop trainer and keynoter for conferences and events. Ranked high as a keynoter and expert, Luby is often noted by her audiences as “the most dramatic and effective presentation ever experienced”.
Daniel Tutt is the Director of Programs at Unity Productions Foundation and a producer of the American Muslims: Facts vs. Fiction film, where he led the compilation of the research featured in the film. He is a Fellow for the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, a nonpartisan think tank where he researches American Muslims and anti-Muslim discrimination. He has presented training events, workshops and panels at the Pentagon, National Counterterrorism Center, Boston Police Department and other agencies nationwide. His writing has appeared in Common Ground News Service, the Washington Post, Philosophy Now and the Huffington Post.
Interviewees Featured in the Film:
Luby Ismail- Founder, Connecting Cultures, LLC
Aisha Rahman- Executive Director, Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights
Saafir Rabb II- CEO, Interculture
Dalia Mogahed- Director of Research, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
Mark Sageman – Author, Leaderless Jihad: Terror Networks in the 21st Century
Eli Clifton - Co–Author, Fear Inc: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America
Erin Miller – Program Manager, Global Terrorism Database
Tarek Elghwary – CEO, Coexist Foundation
Imam Mohammad Magid – Imam, ADAMS Center
Tarek El-Messidi – Founder, Celebrate Mercy
Director- Alex Kronemer
Executive Producers- Alex Kronemer, Michael Wolfe
Producer - Daniel Tutt
Production Coordinator - Faiza El-Hibri
UPM – Jeremy Morrison
Director of Photography – Nick Gardner, Jeremy Hall
Gaffer – Steve Scott
1st AC – Jason Remeikis, Sunil Davadanam
2nd AC – Matthew MacIntyre
Grip – Danny Balsamo, Ashley Bensel
Sound Recordist - Alex Jennings
Makeup – Jessie, D’Angelo, Christine Wasilewski
Special Thanks to our Generous Sponsor:
Foundation for Intelligent Giving (FIG)
Inner-City Muslim Action Network
Jessica Censotti - Censotti Communications
IMANA Medical Relief SaveSmile Mission in Sudan