Free and open to the public, the “Know Your Neighbor” series will kick off on Tuesday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m. at Terwilliger Lodge with a presentation by Montgomery resident Umama Alam on “Learning about Islam and Muslim Americans.”
Umama Alam, is an outreach speaker for the Tours and Talks program at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati. Originally, from Pakistan, she came to the United States at the age of four and grew up in New York. Umama, her husband and four children have been Montgomery residents for 7 years. She is an educator and was the former Principal of the International Academy of Cincinnati. She currently serves on their Board and is an educational consultant. She is a Board member of Cincinnati’s Bridges of Faith Trialogue, a steering committee member for Cincinnati’s Festival of Faith, works with Sycamore Schools Culturally Responsive Practices Committee and serves on the City of Montgomery’s Diversity and Inclusion Program.
The “Know Your Neighbor” series is sponsored by the City of Montgomery’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee as a part of the City’s #IamMontgomery campaign. Now in its second year, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, composed inclusively of more than two dozen Montgomery residents, has the mission of promoting community awareness, education and appreciation of Montgomery’s diverse cultures, positive intercultural relations among Montgomery residents, and a welcoming environment for all those who live, work, visit and recreate in Montgomery.
Register for the April 2 session at montgomeryohio.org/know-your-neighbor.