For years, IMAN has been building strong relationships with urban Muslim communities across the country in places such as Detroit, Baltimore, D.C. and New York. This September saw another promising new development unfold as IMAN organizers traveled to Atlanta for a two-day community organizing training.
20 participants from across the Atlanta area, representing the exceptionally rich Muslim experience in the city, convened on the celebrated Morehouse College campus to collaborate on innovative methods to lift up their communities. Members of the Atlanta Masjid as well as the historic West End community, which is rooted in the extraordinary legacies of Imams WD Muhammad and Jamil El-Amin, joined forces in pursuit of a deeper understanding of IMAN’s proven organizing model.
The training focused on learning the basic concepts and language of organizing, sustainably building power, and effectively mobilizing communities from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds around common issues.
As IMAN continues to expand efforts in Atlanta, we look forward to the future partnerships with the dynamic and inspirational individuals that made this two-day training a success.