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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
The shocking and disappointing news of the decision on Tuesday, November 20th 2018 to invalidate the federal FGM/C law, which has led to the dismissal of several key charges against the two doctors and six others accused of subjecting nine girls to FGM/C in the historic FGM /C case in Michigan further validates that this issue even more prevalent in the United States, as nearly half a million women and girls face the threat of being cut without their consent. As a member of the US End FGM/C Network Steering Committee, we share the collective Network Statement in response to this case.
For this campaign, in partnership with UN Women, we encourage everyone to stand tall against all forms of violence that affect women and girls. By making our activism inclusive, by broadening the base of our empathy, and expanding the horizons of how we engage with advocacy, we can build communities that are more informed, less afraid, and safe for everyone.
On November 6th, MALA’s Third Annual Gala drew over 100 friends and supporters from across the country to the iconic Chicago History Museum to “celebrate our histories.” Attendees were greeted by MALA cofounders Zainab Khan, Ahmed Omar, and Emil Aldaddah. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent a congratulatory letter, also welcoming attendees to the celebration. “As […]
“MALA has emerged as one of our most innovative civic and community organizations…” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel honored MALA on the occasion of our Third Annual Gala, and sent the following message: Dear Friends, As Mayor, and on behalf of the City of Chicago, I am pleased and proud to welcome all those gathered for the […]