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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
In 2018, MALA is excited to continue our partnership as a vetted organization with GlobalGiving. Over the past year, MALA has been actively engaged in the GlobalGiving community, raising over $10,000 in generous donations.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Advisory Council of the Muslim American Leadership Alliance, we would like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks for the community’s support of MALA’s Annual Gala. We are grateful for the generosity and commitment of our Annual Gala guests, volunteers and local businesses for making our annual event a success. Together with your support, we were able to raise over $10,000.
On Tuesday November 28th, The Muslim American Leadership Alliance (MALA) , in partnership with Artist Replete, presented their Giving Tuesday event at Marc Nolan, Chicago, in which Artist Replete kicked off the launch of their new website and curated fine arts pieces by notable up and coming artists.
MALA was recently recognized by Mayor Rahm Emanuel as one of Chicagoland’s “most innovative 501(c)3 civic and community organizations.” Mayor Emanuel’s letter of proclamation expresses pride and confidence in MALA’s mission to celebrate diversity, strengthen community, and cultivate new generations of compassionate, informed leaders both in the city of Chicago, and the United States as a whole.
On Monday December 4th, 2017 – MALA is holding its second Annual Gala at Gentleman’s Cooperative to raise money for our scholarship program to empower a new generation of leaders, featuring a live performance by artist Yoni Einhorn.