WHO: Bahá’ís of Tampa; everyone is welcome
WHAT: Meeting of the Minds free dinner and presentation. The topic will be
“Unity in diversity…the case for global diversity”
WHEN: Saturday, July 26, 6 p.m. dinner; followed by presentation and then dessert
WHERE: Bahá’í Faith Worship and Community Center, 3112 Nundy Road,
Tampa, Florida 33618
DETAILS: The public is invited to a free dinner and Meeting of the Minds presentation by Farah Khorsandian-Sánchez, adjunct faculty at University of South Florida and global diversity consultant. She has extensive experience in cross-cultural training, diversity and inclusions issues, training for global understanding, interfaith education, teaching pedagogy, linguistics, foreign language acquisition and the teaching of English as a second and foreign language.
Born to Iranian parents, Khorsandian-Sánchez was raised in India before moving to Florida. She is married to a Venenzualan-American who was born in Spain. She has traveled extensively and is proficient in Hindi, Farsi, Spanish, French, Urdu, Persian-Dari, Gujarati and English.
At USF, she served as director of International Student and Scholar Services and in the field of International Education and Exchange for over a decade. Some of her global diversity training clients include: FBI, Marriott International, Hilton, International Executive Protection Security Services, Visit Tampa Bay, Global Citizen Year, Florida Public Utilities, Hillsborough Area Transit Authority (HART), The United Way, TECO Energy, People’s Gas, Florida Diversity Council, Florida Foreign Language Association, King IB School, Tampa Connections and USF.
The subject of unity is of great importance to members of the Bahá’í Faith. Bahá’ís strive for the elimination of racism, equality between men and women, universal education and the independent investigation of truth. Baha’is believe there is only one God who created all of the major religions, and believe in the oneness of humanity. More information is available at www.Bahai.org.