To Undermine Extremist Ideologies.

Bridging The U.S. and Indonesia

 
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we Began as a group of

Fulbrighters in Indonesia…

 

Those of us who were Jewish received mixed messages about expressing our religious identity. For those of us who felt comfortable sharing, we received reactions that indicated that ostensible displays of anti-semitism were simply a lack of familiarity with Judaism and Jewish History. Our encounters also highlighted that as Americans, we have preconceived notions of Islam that are also the result of a lack of familiarity with Islam and Southeast Asian history. Therefore we recognized an opportunity to address our misconceptions through our program, Parallel Perspectives

Parallel Perspectives

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Our theory of 

Change.

If... 

we facilitate an e-classroom for students from the united states and indonesia to connect with one another, Learn about Persecution, and discuss Religious Identity together ...

then...

We will Undermine Beliefs that enable violent extremist groups.

 Max Bevilacqua, Executive Director

Max Bevilacqua, Executive Director

 Hannah Feldman, Director of U.S. Reading Programs 

Hannah Feldman, Director of U.S. Reading Programs 

 Michelle Winowatan, Director of Indonesian Reading Programs

Michelle Winowatan, Director of Indonesian Reading Programs

 Mansoor Alam, Publishing

Mansoor Alam, Publishing

 Jared Brett, Curriculum Development  

Jared Brett, Curriculum Development  

 Liana Engie, Creative Direction 

Liana Engie, Creative Direction 

 Petrus Lakonawa, Translation  

Petrus Lakonawa, Translation  

 Rick Ferrera, Advisory Board 

Rick Ferrera, Advisory Board 

 Angga Martha, Advisory Board  

Angga Martha, Advisory Board  

 Amirah Nelson, Advisory Board 

Amirah Nelson, Advisory Board 

 Taylor Saia, Advisory Board 

Taylor Saia, Advisory Board 

 Sarah Brafman, Advisory Board 

Sarah Brafman, Advisory Board