Stand up and Speak: Public Speaking With a Stand-Up Perspective

Last month, MALA invited community member and stand-up speaker, Amna Awan, to present a special workshop that taught participants how to harnesses the power of public speaking through stand-up comedy techniques and approaches.  This dynamic workshop was a big success, and, due to popular demand, we will be hosting another session this Fall.  Stay tuned […]

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Deputy Director Ahmed Flex Omar Speaks at FUND Conference

July 17,2019 This week, MALA’s Deputy Director, Ahmed Flex Omar will speak at the Chicago FUND Conference.  Flex will speak on a panel titled, Growing Your Organization’s Diversity, Equality, & Inclusion, which will address various strategies for improving diversity and inclusion from an organizational perspective.   Flex is a mentor, an advocate, and and leader in the Chicago […]

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Ala Salameh: Identity Through Solidarity

Is a recipient of the 2018-2019 MALA Scholarship Program.  In accordance with MALA’s mission, this program awards scholarships to individuals demonstrate ambition, integrity, and leadership through the art of storytelling. To learn more about MALA’s Scholarship Opportunities, click here.  Last Spring, Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law was a microcosm of our broader society, for […]

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Chicago Mayor Honors MALA

“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 […]

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