On November 5, 2012, C.Eduardo Vargas served as a panelist at the Globalization, Diversity & Social Cohesion in Educational Settings Conference at UNESCO's Headquarters in Paris, France. This conference -- organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), the Council of Europe, and UNESCO -- focused on the role of education in enhancing social cohesion and sharing of best practices in an effort to implement the Guidelines for Educators on Countering Intolerance Against Muslims. Intersections' Founding Director, The Rev. Robert Chase served as an advisor for the development of the guidelines.
Vargas highlighted Intersections' continuous and innovative efforts to educate in an effort to create a more peaceful society through such programs as Prepare New York, Change The Story, and TE'A's Insight approach to theatre. "Overall, our efforts 'across the pond' were well received and lauded by our European colleagues who have expressed interest in partnerships in an effort to replicate the success we have had in the U.S.," commented Vargas after the meeting. For information on the Guideline please visit: OSCE.
C. Eduardo Vargas, Director of Advocacy & Public Policy and Representative to the United Nations speaking at the UNESCO conference on Islamaphobia and xenophobia.