Muslim American Heritage

by Muslim American Leadership Alliance
Muslim American Heritage
Muslim American Heritage
Muslim American Heritage
Muslim American Heritage
Muslim American Heritage
Muslim American Heritage
Muslim American Heritage
Muslim American Heritage

Project Report | Jun 29, 2017
MALA's Stories at the Library of Congress!

By Ahmed Omar | Project Leader

Thanks to your support, we are celebrating a significant milestone!

Join us at the historic Library of Congress on July 24th, 2017 in Washington D.C as we debut "Muslim American Journeys." These stories have been archived and preserved for generations to come.

As part of NPR's StoryCorps oral history project, The Muslim American Leadership Alliance (MALA) has collected over 350 stories of Muslim Americans - many of which are archived in the Library of Congress as part of the program. To date, MALA has collected, archived, and preserved over 350 stories of Muslim Americans. Many of these stories were also archived into the Library of Congress through our community partnership with StoryCorps, and several were even aired on NPR programs.

The event celebrates this groundbreaking effort - and in the process spotlights Muslim Americans’ diversity, individuality, innovative contributions to mainstream American society, and assimilation as proud citizens.

“Muslim American Journeys” provides ordinary Muslim Americans a platform to share their personal journey – and an opportunity for recognition. The program’s wide range of storytellers (e.g., ethnic, sectarian, religiosity, converts, atheists, immigrants, native-born, liberal, conservative, etc.) defies common stereotypes of Muslim Americans. Emphasizing individual journeys humanizes Muslim Americans for the general public – MALA seeks to be at the forefront of showcasing compelling portraits from the broad and diverse Muslim American community.

We thank our donors, partners, and story-tellers for this collective achievement!

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Muslim American Leadership Alliance

Location: Chicago, IL - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @MALAnational
Project Leader:
Zainab Khan
Chicago , IL United States
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