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April 2020

Webinar with Envestnet|Yodlee

April 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Envestnet | Yodlee for a timely FinTech panel on the current COVID-19 crises featuring MALA's Deputy Director and Co-Founder, Ahmed Flex Omar.  The webinar will cover best practices for your business, tips on working from home, advice on how to be successful over the phone for sales/fundraising remotely and more.   Panelists Will discuss:   How employees working from home can be more efficient Ideas for increasing sales and/or funding opportunities during this crisis Data privacy and cybersecurity issues related to…

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Webinar: Ramadan – A Month of Healing and Mercy

April 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a spiritual discussion. Ramadan comes for one month a year to give our spirits and hearts rest, relief, nutrition and healing. Our webinar will feature two distinguished guest speakers Imam Wazir Ali and Imam Muhammed Aslan. The webinar will be moderated by Imam Hanif Khalil. Q&A will follow the panel discussion. Click Here to Register!  

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Laughter is the Best Medicine: Virtual Comedy Show with K-Von

April 20, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join MALA and American Sephardi Federation as we welcome nationally acclaimed writer, actor, and comedian K-von for a virtual comedy show! K-von has garnered millions of views online with sketches, standup comedy clips, and a viral ‘TED Talk’. He also produced an award-winning documentary about Persian New Year, and is currently working on a book which details his unique upbringing and journey into comedy. During this time of Social Distancing, laughter can sometimes be the best medicine. Join us for…

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FUNDAMENTAL: Virtual Screening and Panel Discussion

April 22, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join MALA and American Pakistan Foundation for a virtual screening and panel discussion of the short series, FUNDAMENTAL. The series is a joint production from Academy Award-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and the non-profit Global Fund for Women. We invite you to join us in this evening of reflection, discussion, and learning about issues related to Child, early, and forced marriage. Click Here to Register!

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July 2020

Perspectives on Virtual Learning: New Developments, Current Obstacles, and the Future of Online Educating

July 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    In recent months, millions of students have made the transition from classroom learning to virtual education as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. This transition has brought about a multitude of new perspectives, benefits, and challenges associated with online learning. In an attempt to interrogate some of the key issues surrounding virtual learning, this panel will convene educators, tech experts, and parents to discuss their experiences. Panelists will share their own personal perspectives, and take part in a…

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August 2020

StoryCorps and MALA Celebrate Five Years of Stories

August 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    As MALA enters its 5th year of community building and storytelling, we are also celebrating five years of partnership with StoryCorps. This partnership has produced and archived hundreds upon hundreds of unique narratives from Muslim American communities through unique collaboration. We invite you to join us as leadership from MALA and StoryCorps reflect on this body of work, and discuss the practice of oral history and storytelling in a changing word. We will share excerpts from some particularly…

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September 2020

Stories of Friendship and Empowerment: A Book Talk with Batouly Camara

September 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join MALA for a discussion with NCAA basketball star and children’s author, Batouly Camara. Batouly will sit down with MALA Co-Founder, Zainab Khan to discuss her journey as a Muslim woman in sports, literature, humanitarian work, and beyond. Following the discussion audience questions will be welcomed. Please join us for this important dialogue honoring literacy, community building, friendship, and empowerment.  

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October 2020

Hybrid Narratives: Identity Formation Between Religious Tradition and American Culture

October 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Click Here to Register!   MALA and AJC present a special conversation with Dr. Saba Soomekh exploring the nuances of cultural identity, heritage, and intergenerational narratives in Iranian Jewish communities.  Dr. Soomekh will sit down with MALA Co-Founder and Deputy Director Ahmed Flex Omar to discuss her journey as an author, an anthropologist, and a scholar.  Please join us for an insightful and inquisitive conversation about intersecting cultures, untold histories, and hybrid identities.     Dr. Saba Soomekh is the Associate…

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Addressing the Beirut Disaster: Community Responses and Resiliency Two Months Later

October 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Click Here to Register! Join MALA and UNICEF USA for a discussion about how Lebanese communities at home and abroad are being impacted by the Beirut disaster two months later. Our discussion will address efforts being made, and needs of the Beirut community, as well as perspectives from Lebanese diasporic communities in the U.S. Please join us to learn about how the situation on the ground has developed and how you can support those affected.

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November 2020

Giving Tuesday: Celebration of Art and Community

November 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Register Now! MALA and Artist Replete present a special Giving Tuesday event with artist Wij. This discussion will focus on the connections between art, artists, and community development. Please join us for an inspiring conversation about creativity, network-building, and community empowerment!

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