Host a Workshop or Speaker

Operation Understanding has a long track record of providing workshops to students of all ages on diversity and facilitating conversations on race, and the dangers of stereotyping. Over the past 25 years our students have promoted thoughtful conversation to thousands of students throughout the Philadelphia area for organizations like:

Beth Tikvah - B'nei Jeshurun
Bright Hope Baptist Church
Center for Social Policy and Community Development
Central High School
Constitution High School
First United Methodist Church of Germantown
Germantown Friends School
Imhotep Institute
International Visitors Council of Philadelphia
Leadership Philadelphia
Penn Charter
The Philadelphia Center
Rodeph Shalom Congregation
Upper Moreland Middle School
Urban Blazers

Please consider bringing our students to your house of worship, school or community group to speak about their experiences, facilitate a conversation or lead a diversity workshop. Contact us at 215-665-8575 or

From our workshops:

“Anjerie and Bijan…were clever and extraordinary representatives of Operation Understanding.  I hope you know how truly grateful we are to you and Operation Understanding for your continued willingness to educate our students about your work specifically and as an inspirational illustration of devotion to progressive social change.  (Please accept)…this testimony as to how far your efforts reach.”  - Deborah Leibel, The Philadelphia Center

Operation Understanding Speaker '07

Operation Understanding speaker '07