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MALA Partners on Ramadan Story Guide

  Include the entire family and promote community dialogue with storytime MALA is thrilled to partner with publisher KitaabWorld on a simple guide for parents and educators on hosting a Ramadan event for children! KitaabWorld publishes a beautiful collection of books geared towards everyone from toddlers to young adults. Their Ramadan collection includes everyone’s favorite monkey […]

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MALA Launches First Community Builders Council

Council convenes leaders and core supporters to strengthen MALA programming On April 20, MALA convened its first Community Builders Council meeting over luncheon at The Metropolitan in Chicago. Attendees included MALA’s core supporters and community leaders from across the greater Chicago area. Many thanks to this glamorous members-only space at the top of Willis Tower […]

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MALA Hosts NatGeo Screening and Conversation

  MALA Storytellers Reflect on Being “the Muslim Next Door” On April 11, MALA hosted a pre-air screening of “The Muslim Next Door,” an installment in Katie Couric’s National Geographic docuseries, AMERICA INSIDE OUT. In the episode, Couric explored the stories of Muslim Americans in today’s America. The screening was followed by an impressive panel of […]

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MALA to Launch Young Leaders Program

In Fall 2018, MALA will launch its first civic leadership program geared towards developing young Muslim American professionals. MALA Young Leaders will meet for private roundtables with civic leaders, social entrepreneurs, and academic experts, and will participate in a series of seminars on leadership, community engagement, and social good. Ultimately, MALA Young Leaders will promote individual empowerment, independent thought, and diversity as they work to unite Americans of all backgrounds.

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MALA to Host Premier of National Geographic’s “The Muslim Next Door”

AMERICA INSIDE OUT WITH KATIE COURIC is a new six-part docuseries premiering on the National Geographic on April 11. Couric travels to dozens of cities across North America — from Freemont, Nebraska, to Montgomery, Alabama, to talk with hundreds of people to get an inside look at pressing social issues. On April 11, at 6:00PM, MALA will host the premier screening of ‘The Muslim Next Door’, the first installment in the series, at GWU’s Jack Morton Auditorium.

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MALA Convenes Experts to Discuss FGM in America

On March 22, MALA convened a panel of experts in New York to discuss female genital mutilation (FGM) in the US. This discussion was part of the 62nd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and featured a testimonial from Kadi Dambouia, a survivor of FGM. Her testimony preceded an expert discussion on how we can build networks of support and intervention, both at federal and community levels.

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The Book Launch in NYC of ‘Fox Hunt’ by Mohammed Al Samawi: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America

Join us for a special book launch in New York of “The Fox Hunt” by author Mohammed Al Samawi in conversation, and the first-ever reunion of the team that orchestrated his evacuation. Followed by a reception of Yemeni cuisine and book signing .

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Join MALA at the 62nd U.N. Commission on the Status of Women

MALA will host a major panel discussion at the 62nd U.N. Commission on the Status of Women on the increasing threat of female genital mutilation (FGM) to women and girls in America on March 22nd, 2018.

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MALA Honors Malik Yusef for Black History Month

On February 22, 2018, Malik will share his incredible personal story, from his humble beginnings in Chicago to becoming a six time Grammy Award winner. He will be joined the WeWork Grant Park stage by Narimon Safavi, the Chicago based Iranian-American entrepreneur who is also a contributor and analyst for the radio program Worldview on WBEZ.

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2018 ‘Muslim American Journeys’ Scholarship Contest Recipients

We would like to offer our congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients, and our deep appreciation to all of those who sent in personal essays; together, these stories are a beautiful illustration of the tenacity, struggle, and triumph that is so deeply etched into the social fabric of America.

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