Thu, Aug 11|
Back to School Symposium
Back to School Symposium 4 sessions / topics focused on supporting our kids
Time & Location
Aug 11, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
About the Event
Thank you for joining us for our 4th annual Back to School Symposium. This is our 2nd session, we have 2 more. Please see our events page. If you're interested in subscribing to our monthly newsletters do so here.
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Many parents have questions on Sexual and Gender Identity, let's talk about with an Islamic perspective. Leading this conversation is Dr. Amber.Amber BIO:
After graduating from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Amber Khan went on to pursue health education. She has been a Muslim youth health educator since 2010. She teaches health education at schools and community centers focusing on physical, social, mental, reproductive, and sexual health education. She is also the chair of the Education Committee for the Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) since 2015 and community educator for the Family and Youth Institute since 2021.
Sister Amber is a part of the Islamic Schools League of America (ISLA) research team alongside the Institute of Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) and Initiative on Islam and Medicine (II&M) that is working to create a toolkit for Islamic schools to engage in Muslim-centered research.
Sister Amber has written the first health curriculum for Muslim youth called Islamic Health. It includes the following six levels:
Level 1: Relationship Rights, Community Engagement, and Healthy Living.
Level 2: Puberty, Reproduction, Menstruation, and Hygiene.
Level 3: Self-Esteem and Entertainment.
Level 4: Women’s Rights Are Human Rights, Intoxicants, Mental Health & Illness, and Allah Above All Else
Level 5: Reproductive Health Review, Genderism, Sexual Desire & Intimacy, Sexual Attraction, and Sexual Violence.
Level 6: Marriage, Pregnancy, and Contraception & Abortion.
This series is the first of its kind to tackle the most common health concerns by putting the Islamic way of life at the forefront of its answers and centering the Muslim narrative. It will be released Fall 2022 by Noorart.
Sister Amber also holds an Associates’ Degree in Islamic Studies from Mishkah University. She has focused her studies on Aqeedah and Dawah. She has led halaqas at her local masajid and college universities for the past ten years, is an educator for New Muslim classes at Muslim Enrichment Project, and a volunteer Muslim chaplain at women correctional facilities. She currently leads a weekly youth sisters halaqa in Canton, MI since 2016.