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Muslim Community Panel

Tue, March 13, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

In Another Brooklyn, narrator August’s father leads the family into Islamic faith and practices. A panel of leaders in Philadelphia’s Muslim community will discuss what it was like to grow up in Islam, as well as public perceptions of the religion and how to navigate being Muslim within America’s current political climate.


Salima Suswell was appointed in 2017 to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women by Governor Tom Wolf. She is President and CEO of Evolve Solutions and an Executive Committee member for the Council on American Islamic Relations, Philadelphia Chapter.

Malik Mubashshir is a longtime Friends School educator and imam at the Muslim Community Masjid Association in West Philadelphia.

Faatimah Gamble is Co-Founder of Universal Companies Family of Schools, a change agent and national leader in urban education, as well as  the nonprofit organization The Wellness of You, Inc.

Sham-e-Ali Nayeem is a Philadelphia-based poet and visual artist. A recipient of the 2016 Loft Literary Center Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship, her poetry has appeared in the anthologies Living Islam Out Loud and Shout Out: Women of Color Respond to Violence, among others.

Aliya Z. Khabir is CEO of AZK Communications, specializing healthcare communications for underserved audiences, non-profit media and crisis management, small business marketing and promotion, diversity education and training, government, banking and community development.


Walnut Street West
201 South 40th Street (40th & Walnut Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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