Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, MALA has continued to seek innovative new ways to record and share stories of Muslim Americans. During the past several months, MALA has worked with our StoryCorps to use a virtual storytelling platform, allowing us to record oral histories remotely while continuing to ensure that stories are archived in the Library of Congress. Through this innovative partnership MALA has successfully recorded a dozen new stories in the past couple of months, with many more on the way. Be sure to stay tuned to MALA's website to check out new stories and track our new projects.
Aug 4, 2020
Thank You for Your Support - Here's What's Next!
By Andrew McDonald - Operations Manager
As we wrap up this project for the time being, MALA would like to thank everyone who participated or donated or helped raise awareness. With your help we were able to offer resources and assistance to people across the county and strengthen our community even further. As always, MALA continues to focus on recording and sharing Muslim American oral histories and building strong and diverse networks for Muslims to connect and flourish. If you would like to support our continued efforts in story sharing and community building, consider making a contribution to the Muslim American Journeys project, which supports MALA's storytelling efforts. In addition, be sure to stay tuned on our website and social media to learn about new projects and programming and how you can be involved. We are so grateful to everyone in our community for their support and investment in our mission--Thank You!
Wow, what a strange couple of months it has been! Like many others, MALA has worked hard to find new and effective ways to serve our community in light of a global pandemic and recent social unrest in the US and elsewhere. Much of MALA's efforts in response to these crises have involved creating and strengthening resources for the communities hit hardest, including healthcare workers, artists, freelancers, and other marginalized groups.
As a result of this shift in programming and resources, MALA's Board of Directors has decided to temporarily delay decisions on the 2020 scholarship application cycle. We are saddened to have had to delay this process, and have shared the news with all applicants and we look forward to being able to resume our review process later this year. As always we are grateful for the resilience and compassion of our community. These times which have proved complex, disheartening, transformative, and, in some senses, inspiring, and MALA is committed to standing with out community through it all. Please check out www.MALAnational.org, or follow us on social media @MALAnational to get more updates about new programs and initiatives for Summer 2020!