Ermin Tale: Science or Religion? It’s Not One or the Other

“Growing up, people were always shocked when I told them I am Muslim. Their eyes would widen and I would get remarks such as, “But you’re white?” Comments like these seldom bothered me, I would explain to people that religion is colorblind. It is not limited to one ethnicity or group of people, but welcomes all, as it should.”

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Nihal Al Qawasmi: A Storyteller’s Story

“I still want people to acknowledge that I’m a human being and I represent myself and only myself when I walk out my front door everyday. What we’re doing at MissMuslim is essentially breaking down those walls within our own communities and beyond and making sure that people everywhere start getting comfortable with our presence — and accepting the fact that not all Muslim women are the same.”

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Dalia Shehata: Cherishing My Heritage; Following My Heart

“My grandparents were the ones who made the decision to leave Egypt and come to America for better opportunities and flourishing education for their families. They are the bravest individuals I know. When someone takes the initiative to start their life over in a new country, without knowledge of the customs or language, I truly believe that there is nothing more courageous.”

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Najah Abdul-Qawiyy: The Difficult Road That Led Me Here

“The way I am is fine, I do not need to change because of anybody else. Only I should be the one to dictate whether or not I should change.”

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MALA and AMCS raise $3,500 for Flint Water Crisis

With the generosity of everyone involved, MALA, along with the Flint Muslim community, was able to present Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha with $3,500 to support this endeavor. She was recently named as TIME’s 100 Most Influential People.

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HE NAMED ME MALALA with World Affairs Council in Atlanta

On March 31st, 2016 HE NAMED ME MALALA was screened at Georgia State University Honors College Auditorium. The screening was supported in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, and included panelists Karin Ryan from the Carter Center and Noor Abaddy from the Islamic Speaker’s Bureau in Atlanta.

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Meet StoryCorps founder Dave Isay in Chicago

StoryCorps founder Dave Isay is coming to Chicago. With the release of StoryCorps’ fifth book, Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, the StoryCorps book tour is winding its way across the country, and great news, there’s a stop scheduled in Chicago.

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Anup Desai: Be What Inspires You

“When I grew up in Staten Island, I was the only minority in my elementary and junior high school. And now when I go back to these schools you can see every color on the spectrum. Where I was the darker kid now I would probably be referred to as the one with “long hair” since color is no longer a defining characteristic. “

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Colette Ghunim: No Longer Walking Alone

“By intimidating and objectifying women in public spaces, harassment is discouraging women from going out, working and living their lives normally. In our documentary, we speak with harassers and survivors of sexual harassment to figure out the root of the problem.”

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Fatima Lodhi: Championing the Dark Skin Tone

“We speak against racism, rape, gender inequality, but we keep ignoring the most ingrained issues. We never stop comparing one woman from another on the basis of her looks and these biases curtail us from moving forward in life.”

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