Dean Obeidallah is a lawyer and nationally renowned comedian who co-starred in the Comedy Central special “The Axis of Evil.” Dean is the host of SiriusXM radio’s “The Dean Obeidallah Show,” a columnist for The Daily Beast, and has written for CNN.com and the Huffington Post. He is the co-director/co-producer of the recently released comedy documentary entitled “The Muslims are Coming!” featuring a stand up comedy tour of Muslim-American comedians performing free shows across the South and West in the hopes of fostering understanding. He has also appeared on numerous international and national television programs including NBC, MSNBC, CNN, VH1, Al Jazeera, and BBC.
Over the past year, ISPU has embarked on a journey to map the contributions of American Muslims in the state of Michigan. The Muslims for American Progress (MAP) project aims to quantify contributions by Muslims in the areas of medicine, STEM, philanthropy & nonprofits, civics & democracy, economics, education, sports, and arts & entertainment. Profiling these individuals of distinction showcases the community’s diversity while giving it a human face.
We are eager to begin sharing our MAP stories with you. This year at the ISPU Annual Banquet, we will tell the stories of the champions in the community. These stories reflect American Muslim contributions not only to the state of Michigan but to the nation as a whole. You can help us bring to light these inspiring narratives of vitality, optimism, empowerment, and success.