Fighting Fear/Building Power

This MLK Day, dedicated activists, committed faith leaders and community members of all backgrounds will convened at Fighting Fear/Building Power: Renewing the Call for a Beloved Community, a powerful two-city event presented by IMAN. Taleb Kweli and Jay Electronica performed in ATL and Chicago respectively. Thank you to our generous sponsors, the Marguerite Casey Foundation and Zakat Foundation of America, and to our fellow co-conveners Equal Voice Chicago and UCCRO.

Dave Chappelle & Muslims as Healers

Executive Director Rami Nashashibi was again featured on the award-winning radio podcast and website On Being, authoring a piece that highlights the healing presence that American Muslims have represented for decades. Read the full article

Rami Nashashibi on NPR

During an interview with NPR’s Rachel Martin, Rami Nashashibi talks organizing, courage and community cohesion in the face of potential challenges. Read More

IMAN Leader Spotlight: Aaron Felton

Youth leader Aaron Felton recently sat down with Communications Coordinator Dallas Wright to reflect on his introduction to IMAN, as well as some this year’s brightest moments. Aaron is currently serving as IMAN Arts & Culture Engagement Ally through a Public Allies fellowship, while also majoring in Computer Science at Richard J. Daley College on Chicago’s Southwest Side. Read More


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