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Leading with Diversity: Ramadan

Professional Development for Faculty, Staff, and Students.

Presented by: Professional Development Subcommittee for the President’s Committee on Diversity Affairs


Ramadan in U.S. culture is a place where the two worlds of observant Muslims can be placed slightly out of alignment: the practical world of school or work and the religious world of faithful observance.  Muslim employees, co-workers, and students may be fasting for Ramadan, a chosen practice that those observing believe brings them closer to God. As colleagues to students and workers in a space where others might be fasting, we should educate ourselves about what fasting means in this context and how it can affect others. For example,  we should take into consideration that the absence of food and water during daylight hours may affect how that student or worker manages their time due to changes in concentration and energy.    Continue reading more on the Leading with Diversity blog.