(Re)Presenting American Muslims

Broadening the Conversation

ISPU and the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University co-hosted a two-day workshop entitled (Re)Presenting American Muslims: Broadening the Conversation. The workshop, held April 11–12, 2014, was intended to bring together experts to discuss the ways in which American Muslims define themselves, and are defined, in the twenty-first century. ISPU captured the insights and recommendations from the diverse slate of American Muslim academics, activists, artists, and advocates on how American Muslims can start to address key challenges in their own communities.

“This convening brought together a diverse brain trust of American Muslims for a much needed constructive and forward thinking dialogue,” said Meira Neggaz, Executive Director, ISPU. “While far too often the American Muslim community is talked about, this convening catalyzed discussion and problem solving among the community. We hope that this was the start of a conversation that will inspire future dialogue and action.”

Over the course of the two-day workshop, five 90-minute sessions were hosted, which included discussions on storytelling, public service, creating and seeking inclusive spaces, and organizational leadership.

Reports

  • The Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University hosted a two-day workshop (Re)Presenting American Muslims: Broadening the Conversation to discuss the ways in which American Muslims define themselves, and are defined, in the twenty-first century. The workshop brought together a diverse sla

  • This report includes Urooj Arshad’s presentation from Session 5 of the (Re)Presenting American Muslims conference, which explored the topic of LGBT Muslims seeking inclusion in Muslim spaces. On Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12, 2014, the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University ho

  • This report includes Ayesha Mattu’s presentation from Session 2 of the (Re)Presenting American Muslims conference, which explored how American Muslim storytellers can tell more diverse, complex, and authentic narratives about Muslims in America. On Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12, 2014, the Alw

  • This report includes Ahmad El-Khatib’s presentation from Session 4 of the (Re)Presenting American Muslims conference, which explored the topic of Muslims making inclusive spaces. On Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12, 2014, the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University hosted a two-da

  • This report includes Shakila T. Ahmad’s presentation from Session 4 of the (Re)Presenting American Muslims conference, which explored the topic of Muslims making inclusive spaces. On Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12, 2014, the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University hosted a two-d

  • This report includes Maria M. Ebrahimji’s presentation from Session 2 of the (Re)Presenting American Muslims conference, which explored how American Muslim storytellers can more effectively change the public narrative about Muslims in America. On Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12, 2014, the Alwal

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