Lessons from America's Muslim Community - Leaders Symposium Fri 24 July
Sunday, 19 July 2009
Why is it that some Muslim minority communities grow faster than others?
Why is it that some are strong on, say, education, while others are stronger on political involvement?
Agnes Chong and Waleed Kadous (founders of the Australian Muslim Civil Rights and Advocacy Network) will share their experiences of living and working with the American Muslim community over the last two years. Agnes became director of one of CAIR's 35 chapters. They will discuss:
- How the Muslim community as a whole functions in the USA
- What are the key strategies being undertaken in the USA that could be adapted to the Australian Muslim context
- An in-depth study of CAIR, one of the foremost Islamic advocacy institutions in the USA.
This will be followed by a discussion with community leaders about how we can apply the lessons learned in the USA to the Australian context.
Where: Bankstown Town Hall
Date: Friday 24 July 2009
Time: 6:45pm-9:00pm (Please arrive at 6:45pm for a 7:00pm start)
The event is targeted at community leaders, however other members of the Muslim community are also welcome to attend if they are focused on community development.