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Nowruz Global Fest- March 30th, 2019

The Muslim American Leadership Alliance (MALA) and AMENA Creative have reserved the venue at Northeastern Illinois University through the Mossadegh Initiative for a Nowruz Celebration, marking the arrival of spring through music, visual arts, and culinary seminars. This includes and one of a kind tasting and a historical journey through the history of Shiraz wine, while exploring exquisite cookbooks of the Sassanid Dynasty of the Persian Empire. Discover more than 3,000 years of tradition and customs with us, as we celebrate a rich history of ancient rites and customs.

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MALA and Center for Jewish History to host Oscar-nominated “RBG”,with filmmakers Nadine Natour and Julie Cohen

Join MALA and the Center for Jewish History for a special screening and panel discussion of this critically acclaimed award-winning documentary.Following the film, RBG Director/Producer Julie Cohen and Associate Producer Nadine Natour discuss their own fascinating journeys chronicling the life and career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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MALA Publishes Article on Library of Congress Blog

With the publication of this article it is our hope that the Muslim American Journeys project, and all of the unique stories it represents, can be a resource for those who wish to learn from, and identify with the triumphs, struggles, and journeys of Muslims in America.

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MALA Welcomed and Recognized by New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell

We are truly privileged to be acknowledged and welcomed to New Orleans by Mayor Cantrell. MALA’s vision remains steadfast in promoting diversity and inclusivity through our comprehensive community programs

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Looking In, Speaking Out: Commemorating the Khojaly Tragedy- NYC

The Khojaly Tragedy occurred on 26 February 1992 when Armenian military forces killed 613 Azerbaijani citizens in the town of Khojaly, Azerbaijan. This year, MALA and ASF will commemorate Khojaly by creating a space for learning, remembrance, and dialogue about ending Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide of all kinds.

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MALA Celebrates Opening Night of Festival of Films from Iran in Chicago

MALA (Muslim American Leadership Alliance) was delighted to be a part of a special screening of Maryam Sepehri’s film, Mouth Harp in a Minor Key: Hamid Naficy In/On Exile. The film was screened as a part of the Festival of Films From Iran at the Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State St., Chicago IL) on February 2, 2019, 8:00pm CST.

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MALA at the UNCSW 63rd Session: Addressing FGM in the USA- Safeguarding Survivors and Potential Victims

MALA will host a parallel event on “Addressing FGM in the USA: Safeguarding Survivors and Potential Victims.” This panel will take place as part of the 63rd annual meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

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Get Your MALA Gear with ClozTalk

MALA is excited to partner with ClozTalk to provide MALA-branded leisurewear. ClozTalk imagines a world where everyone, every day, commits to wearing cause-based clothing.

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MALA Launches Storytelling Partnerships for Veterans, Home-front Heroes

Since the American Revolutionary and Civil Wars, Muslim Americans have proudly served in the United States military. The Muslim American Leadership Alliance is privileged to launch these partnerships to collect, spotlight, and archive the voices of men and women who have served. There are so many Muslim American veterans as well as WWII’s homefront heroes living today, each with a unique story to tell: we want to hear them all.

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MALA Honors Groundbreaking Yemeni-American Journalist

Rasheed Al-Nozili founded Yemeni American News, America’s leading Yemeni-American news source At MALA’s Third Annual Gala on November 6, 2018, MALA honored Rasheed Al-Nozili with MALA’s Community Builder Award for Journalism. Al-Nozili is the publisher of the Yemeni American Net website and the Yemeni American News, which was launched in 2008. The newspaper and website both publish […]

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