Naheed Senzai: A Character Like Me

“Now, more than ever, we need to build bridges of understanding between all Americans, and I feel that literature provides a platform for children to connect with others.”

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Sadruddin Noorani: My Journey to America

“We were anchored outside the port, about maybe three miles away from the port. The captain told us that we don’t know how long we would be there.”

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Amani Jabbar: Faith and Trust From Darkness to Light

” I didn’t want to end my life. I just wanted to put this life on hold until the pain would go away. At that moment it was simply unbearable.”

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MALA Receives Media Training Scholarship from Public Narrative

Public Narrative is a Chicago nonprofit that focuses in helping other nonprofits and community organizations communicate their work to the media. Thanks to funding from the Chicago Community Trust, MALA was offered a position to attend Professional Media Relations Training free of charge.

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MALA is a Top Ranked Organization on Global Giving

MALA is proud to be a top-ranked organization by Global Giving as we amplify, spotlight, and elevate stories from the broad Muslim American community.

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Shaan Khan: Dreaming With Everybody

“We do not enjoy civil rights as Muslims, Jews, Christians, or Hindus. We do not enjoy civil rights as Italians, Indians, Africans, or Asians. We enjoy civil rights not separately, but together, as Americans.”

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The New Agenda and MALA Launch “Women of the USA”

Our goal is to spotlight the diversity and accomplishments of Muslim American women. Join the conversation by using #WOTUSA, and share your voice with us.

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Sadaf Jaffer: Highlighting Diverse Voices Through Arts and Literature

“And here I am, sharing a bit of my story as a South Asian American Muslim woman. The story of every Muslim woman in the US will be different. Perhaps if we get to know each other as individuals rather than speaking in terms of generalities, we will better appreciate the unruly, diverse, empowering worlds of women in the USA.”

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Cyrus Yaqubi: Stand for Pluralism, Diversity and Equal Opportunity

“I can see the beauty of diversity and know for sure that our world would be way more beautiful if we provide equal opportunity for all and give a chance to pluralism.”

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MALA Partners with LeanIN

Through MALA’s LeanIN Circle, we’ll encourage an open exchange of ideas and information. We will also share and exchange Lean In Stories—short narratives of moments in life when we choose to “lean in” or “lean back” intended to inspire, teach and connect us.

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