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July 19, 2018 – Let’s Have a Conversation About Islamophobia
July 19, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Featuring Aneelah Afzali, Executive Director of Muslim Association of Puget Sound – American Muslim Empowerment Network
“Silence in the face of injustice is complicity with the oppressor.”
–Ginetta Saga, Amnesty International Human Rights Activist
Did you know that Islamophobia is an industry? Would you like to learn the facts so you can stand alongside our Muslim friends and neighbors and raise your voice against hatred and fear?
The July breakfast will feature Aneelah Afzali, Executive Director of an initiative called MAPS-AMEN (Muslim Association of Puget Sound – American Muslim Empowerment Network). Aneelah, a graduate of Harvard Law School, decided to take her legal career in a new direction so that she can fight injustice pursue two tenets of her faith—knowledge and service. Join us for an eye-opening talk on:
- The scary facts about how Islamophobia is strategically spread
- The top reasons why it’s so critical that we have these conversations right now
- Why, despite all negative forces, she is telling people not to despair
- Which small actions can most effectively lead to powerful change
There will time for Q&A, and a chance to practice having these all important conversations so that we can start them with confidence in our workplaces, our communities, and beyond. Register today!
Aneelah Afzali is the founder and Executive Director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network (AMEN), a new initiative of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS). She also serves as a Board Member of the Faith Action Network and on the Steering Committee of the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network. Aneelah is an attorney and graduate of Harvard Law School who made partner at a law firm and led as General Counsel of a local healthcare IT company. In addition to her legal practice, Aneelah co-founded MELAW — the Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington — and served as inaugural president for two years. The Washington State Bar Association honored Aneelah with its Excellence in Diversity award, and Washington Law and Politics recognized her as a Rising Star multiple years.
Five years ago, Aneelah took a break from her legal career to pursue service and knowledge, two things her faith emphasizes. Since then, she has served as a community activist, interfaith leader, and justice advocate. Aneelah graduated from the University of Oregon Honors College, and Harvard Law School. She also was just named one of the 2017 Most Influential People by Seattle Magazine. Aneelah enjoys traveling, snowboarding, and football, and is a proud Seahawks and Ducks fan!
Street parking may be limited. There are parking garages in the area as well as access to public transportation.
Walk ins will be accepted at the following rates:
WBE Member: $45
Non member: $55