Samanta Birto: The Strength to Understand

“But more importantly, and more strongly, I’ve been surrounded by many allies from different ethnic and racial backgrounds who have shown me more love than I have ever experienced before. A kind of love I wasn’t used to.”

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Artist Replete and MALA Celebrate “Giving Tuesday” on November 28th in Chicago

Artist Replete and MALA celebrate “Giving Tuesday” in Chicago on Tuesday, November 28th! On display will be a curation of emerging artists that have been selected not only for their talent but their undying yearn to push boundaries with their captivating work.

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Surmesur hosts “Men of MALA” at flagship Chicago boutique

On Wednesday Oct. 18th – Surmesur (French Candian Clothier) hosted the “Men of MALA” at their Chicago location.

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Amina Khan: Finding A Muslim Narrative Behind My Artwork

“Actualizing the proud role of a Muslim-American enabled me to assertively represent my identity towards my dream of becoming an acclaimed journalist and artist.”

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Whole Foods and MALA Present An Evening of Persian Cooking

Join MALA on October 26th, 2017 from 6-7 pm at Whole Foods Manhattan to master a tasty menu of Persian cuisine! Blow your taste buds away with authentic Iranian dishes that you can learn to make in your own kitchen.

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Farah Harb: The Best of Both Worlds

“What has also been difficult is convincing my conservative parents that I was no longer just an Egyptian, or just a Muslim, but I was now also part of this new world. My parents and I are beginning to learn that we are no longer isolated between two worlds, but we are now truly in the best of both worlds.”

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Islam Ahmed: A Solar System of Identities

“It took me a while to put an end to my defeatist perspective, and frankly, I do not believe that it is completely abolished, but I have certainly come to love and cherish all aspects of my identity.”

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Qasim Rashid: We Need to Re-Establish the Basics of Justice

“We need to remove laws that oppress freedom of conscience, and we need to allow people the right to believe or not believe as they wish–that is a sacred human right that can not be violated.”

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Aleem Siddiqui Guiapal: Hearing Beyond Words, Seeing Beyond Visuals

“I have learned that the best way to learn is to embrace and celebrating diversity. Only on this path can we continue to coexist.”

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Sara. A. Ahmed: Dwelling for Humanity to Illuminate

“Hard work is always hard if we visualize it as so, but I perceive hard work as a constructive process to reach the best version of myself as a human being and a Muslim leader.”

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