WOMEN IN UNITY WELCOMES YOU
We are one!
We are a group of diverse faiths, cultures and traditions who come together to support the community through unity, friendship and sisterhood.
We have a strong history of bringing neighbors together to help others while building relationships and understanding.
BREAKING STEREOTYPES, BUILDING BRIDGES
Join us on
Saturday November 2, 2019, 1-4 pm
for an afternoon of empowering discussion.
Parsippany Public Library, 449 Halsey Road, Parsippany, NJ
At some time, most of us have jumped to conclusions about someone based on our views of their race, religion, nationality, or appearance.
Our views may come from common stereotypes we learned growing up and act as barriers to connecting with others who are different in some way.
This free workshop will present a panel of individuals from groups that are often stereotyped to help us recognize and re-think views that cause division and conflict.
Panelists will address their personal experiences encountering biases towards race, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, and body size.
They will discuss ways in which they have been stereotyped, how the stereotypes are far from the truth of who they are, and how the stereotypes have created challenges for them. There will be a Q&A period.
After the panel, we are very fortunate to have an expert keynote speaker joining us from NYC. Dr. Debbie Almontaser is a highly-regarded educator and authority on cross-cultural understanding.
Dr. Almontaser will discuss stereotypes and show us how to more easily communicate with, appreciate, and respect people with backgrounds different to our own.
Whatever your background, please come join the discussion and make some new friends!
Free refreshments will be served!!
Registration is required, please register at https://tinyurl.com/WIUbridges
Or call 973-887-5150 ext. 211
Presented by Women in Unity and the Parsippany Public Library
Please email with any questions or problems registering.
Previous community events hosted by Women in Unity include Hunger Drives, Mingle with Muslim Neighbors, Stepping onto the State: A Women empowering Women Seminar, and the popular Sweet Peace Baking Contest.
WHO WE ARE
Friends and Neighbors
The community and its neighbors of Morris County of diverse faith traditions are gathered in a safe-haven environment in co-humanity, without any judgment, to respect and learn from one another, despite or even because of our differences, to foster mutual understanding through dialogue grounded in collaborative efforts to serve the community at large.
"Diversity is the one thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day."