This week, MALA had the distinct honor to be recognized by Mayor LaToya Cantrell of New Orleans. In a letter from her office, Mayor Cantrell welcomed MALA to the New Orleans area and expressed respect and appreciation for MALA’s work to break through stereotypes and help people understand and appreciate each other in new and important ways. We are truly privileged to be acknowledged and welcomed to New Orleans by Mayor Cantrell. MALA’s vision remains steadfast in promoting diversity and inclusivity through our comprehensive community programs. Since the inception of our organization, we have made great strides in fostering an environment to champion individuality and the spotlight unique contributions of Muslim Americans on a national scale.