Chicago Tech Networking Events Will Connect Muslim American Professionals and Drive Meaningful Conversations In March 2018, MALA launched its “Muslims in Tech” conversation series in Chicago. Now, it’s a series, with the next conversation planned for July 31. Every quarter, MALA will convene a panel of leading Muslim American professionals in Chicago to share their […]
Ramadan 2018 was a busy time for MALA! We loved breaking fast with so many friends at so many Iftar tables. We kicked off our MALA Iftar series with a festive dinner meet-up on May 23 in Chicago. MALA friends and newcomers converged at the popular fast-casual destination I Dream of Falafel. Since Ramadan is a […]
This Ramadan, MALA hosted a series of Iftar parties in Chicago, Washington, DC, and New York City. We loved making new friends and breaking fast with old ones! MALA intern Farah Harb participated in our May 23 Iftar meet-up in Chicago and chatted with attendees about their favorite Iftar memories and traditions. As we finish the […]
Every May, we dedicate the day to celebrating mothers and their unconditional love and support (even though they deserve to be celebrated every day!). However, women should never be defined solely by motherhood: all their passions and achievements should be highlighted and recognized. On Wednesday, June 6, MALA will host Chicago Mompreneurs to do exactly this […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.