MuslimARC Detroit House Gala 2017

After 3.5 years as a virtual organization, the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) is becoming brick and mortar inshaAllah (God-willing) with the purchase of a house in NW Detroit!

The house needs some love and funds to rehab before we can open our doors for operation. Join us at the historic Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit on Saturday, November 18th to help fulfill our #DreamOfDetroit in creating this home for MuslimARC and the racial justice community in Michigan and beyond.

MUSLIMARC GALA 2017: UNITING FOR JUSTICE:
Doors open at 6 pm. Cultural and/or semi-formal attire is requested. Museum exhibits will be open. The gala will feature a strolling reception, silent auction, delicious food, and various photography/art activities.

Joining us for the evening will be speakers Mark Crain (Dream of Detroit), Namira Islam (Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative), and keynote speaker Dr. Rami Nashashibi (Inner-city Muslim Action Network).

Tickets are on sale now. Valet parking is optional. Save the date and invite your friends for this groundbreaking event! If you can’t make it yourself, donate to our MuslimARC House crowdfunding campaign (link coming soon).

VENUE:
Founded in 1965, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has for over half a century been a leading institution dedicated to the African American experience. The Wright Museum houses over 35,000 artifacts and archival materials and is home to the Blanche Coggin Underground Railroad Collection, Harriet Tubman Museum Collection, Coleman A. Young Collection and the Sheffield Collection, a repository of documents of the labor movement in Detroit.

KEYNOTE:
Rami Nashashibi has served as the Executive Director of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) since its incorporation as a nonprofit in 1997. He has a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago and is a Visiting Professor of Sociology of Religion & Muslim Studies at the Chicago Theological Seminary. He has worked with several leading scholars in the area of globalization, African American studies and urban sociology and has contributed chapters to edited volumes by Manning Marabel and Saskia Sassen. He has lectured across the United States, Europe, and Asia on a range of topics related to American Muslim identity, community activism and social justice issues and is a recipient of several prestigious community service and organizing honors. Rami and his work with IMAN have been featured in many national and international media outlets and in 2009, Chicago Public Radio selected him as one of the “Top Ten Chicago Global Visionaries”. In 2014, the Center for American Progress profiled Rami as one of the “14 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2014” and he was named one of the “500 Most Influential Muslims in the World” by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center in concert with Georgetown’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Rami lives with his wife and three children on Chicago’s Southwest Side.