“A Conversation on Navigating Identity and Belonging”

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2019-02-06 8:45 AM

2120 Academy Circle, Suite B

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Country: United States
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    Interfaith Philadelphia

The event, titled, "A Conversation on Navigating Identity and Belonging," was hosted by Interfaith Philadelphia in partnership with Penn's Graduate School of Education and Penn's Spiritual and Religious Life Center in Bodek Lounge. It comes amid World Interfaith Harmony Week, which was established by the United Nations' General Assembly in 2010. Panelists College sophomore Emily Zislis, College senior Max Rothschild, and 2000 College graduate Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad discussed their religious identities and different communities where they found belonging. Zislis, president of Penn's Buddhism Club and a member of the Reform Jewish Community, said she finds it "challenging" to have conversations about identity at Penn. Following the formal panel, attendees were also invited to participate in small group discussions about various facets of their identities, including nationality, sexuality, and gender.