Saturday, November 18, 2017
The Fairlane Club
5000 Fairlane Woods Dr.
ISPU’s journey to becoming America’s go-to source for data for and about American Muslims has been a rewarding and impactful one, and you—our loyal supporters—have supported us at every step along the way. This November, we look forward to celebrating our 15th anniversary with you! At the banquet, “15 Years of Research Making an Impact: Empowering Tomorrow,” we will honor the legacy of our first 15 years. We will hear from community leaders, activists, and change agents whose vital work has been powered by ISPU. And we will discuss the role of research in empowering the future of American Muslims. We invite you to partner with us to support this work by sponsoring a table.
Ilhan Omar is an experienced Twin Cities policy analyst, organizer, public speaker and advocate. She was recently elected as the Minnesota House Representative for District 60B, making her the highest-elected Somali-American public official in the United States. Ilhan is the Assistant Minority Leader, with assignments to three house committees; Civic Law & Data Practices Policy, Higher Education & Career Readiness Policy and Finance, and State Government Finance. In addition to serving in the legislature, Ilhan is a mother of three and the Director of Policy Initiatives at Women Organizing Women, where she empowers East African women to take civic leadership roles in their community. Born in Somalia, Ilhan and her family fled the country’s civil war when she was eight. The family spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya before coming to the United States in 1990s.