Unity Productions Foundation offers you practical yet powerful resources to foster cross-cultural understanding while helping to meet your organization's and agency's goals. UPF's training resources are designed specifically to accomplish the following:
- Identify terminology and key facts about American Muslims and the Islamic religion.
- Learn innovative ways to address and remove the discrimination against Muslims in America.
- Determine strategies to strengthen understanding while building stronger communities and reducing tensions.
We offer a variety of content and formats to fit your organization's needs:
Engaging American Muslims
Responding to Islamophobia
Building Cultural Competency: Religious Diversity and American Muslims
Practicing Positive Pluralism
Stories, Not Stereotypes: Building Bridges Across Religious Diversity
Navigating Islamophobia in America
Religious Diversity: American Muslims in the Workplace
American Muslims: Facts vs. Fiction
Film and Facilitated Dialogue
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.