CommUNITY Café This Saturday

Join us this Saturday, May 23, at the Harold Washington Cultural Center for CommUNITY Café! 50 years after Malcolm X’s assassination, IMAN continues to elevate and reflect on his profound legacy through artistic expression and ongoing campaigns for dignity and justice in the inner city. Doors open at 6 pm, and the show begins promptly at 7 pm. We hope to see you there, and be sure to check out the rest of our Building Bridges Artist Residency, cohosted by Old Town School of Folk Music. Read More

Green ReEntry Continues to Flourish

On weekday mornings at IMAN, you can find the brothers of the latest Green ReEntry cohort preparing diligently in both a classroom and workshop setting. Led by Matthew Ramadan, the new Green ReEntry crew is working toward Level 1 Carpentry Certification. Read More

In Their Words: IMAN Youth Leaders Reflect

IMAN dedicates much time and energy to developing leaders, those individuals who are invested and affected by issues, and who have the ability to mobilize people around them to act constructively. Youth leaders Harun Ali Abdullah and Hussein Rahmah recently sat down to reflect on their experience at IMAN, and to discuss how their leadership abilities have developed as a result of their committed work. Read More

Community Organizers Build Power

As Catholics across Chicago mourned the passing of Cardinal Francis George, a group of dedicated leaders gathered at the Catholic Theological Union for IMAN’s annual community organizing training. At a critical time for organizing work throughout the country, IMAN continues to refine a curriculum aimed at developing leaders with a real understanding of the basic concepts & principles of community organizing. Read More


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