Concord to Offer Workshop on the Arabic World and the Islamic Faith

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 24 2001

Concord to Offer Workshop on the Arabic World and the Islamic Faith

Athens, W.Va. -Concord College’s office of multicultural affairs is sponsoring a workshop entitled, Teaching about the Arabic World and the Islamic Faith. The workshop is being offered in cooperation with the Middle East Policy Council, Washington, D.C. The Council has been offering workshops nationwide since 1985, free-of-charge, to school districts, boards of education, and the academic community.

The workshop will be held Saturday, November 10, 2001, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Ballroom in the College Center at Concord College. The facilitator will be Audrey Shabbas with the Middle East Policy Council. Shabbas will examine the issues of cultural geography, historical events, and the role of family and women in the Arabic world. Issues relating to Islam, the current situation in the Middle East and other social studies connections are addressed as well. The workshop is offered free-of -charge, however, a resource notebook can be purchased for $10. Workshop attendees will need to make their own arrangements for lunch, which will be from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

“I don’t remember these topics being taught when I was in school,” stated Nancy Ellison, director of multicultural affairs for Concord. “Children are asking questions about these issues and teachers need this information to answer their questions.”

Those interested in attending are encouraged to pre-register by calling Nancy Ellison at 1-304-384-6086 or e-mailing her at


Concord College Notes: Persons with disabilities should contact Rick Dillon, 1-304-384-5276 or Alice Dillon, 1-304-384-5177, if special accommodations are required for this event.