|In This Issue
Save the Date!
Mark you calendars for this celebration & fundraiser
Join IMAN,The Ephraim Bahar Center, Webb Foundation and Hyde Park Muslim Family Circle for a festive celebration marking Eid Al-Adha.
Saturday, Nov. 3: 11a-3p
Marquette Park Field House
CIOGC Annual Banquet
CIOGC cordially invites you to Its 20th Year Anniversary Banquet, for a night of remembrance, recognition, and celebration of 20 years of success. IMAN is a member organization of the CIOGC.
Get Out the Vote
On Tuesday, November 6, IMAN's office will be turned into a Get Out The Vote (GOTV) operation center. Join SWOP and IMAN youth leaders if you would like to participate.
Streets 2013 - The first volunteer meeting will be on Saturday, December 1, 10a-Noon, at IMAN.
Chicago Muslim Turkey Drive
IMAN and Webb Foundation are collaborating with Sabeel Food Pantry to purchase Turkeys for families in the Marquette & Jackson Park neighborhoods, and the Emmett Till Academy. Please donate today.
An IMAN Update
By Adiba Khan - Clinic Administrator IMAN
Francisco J. Lozornio has recently joined IMAN's Health Clinic as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He also holds an adjunct professorship at Northeastern Illinois University, Social Work Program. Previously, Lozornio was the Director of the Behavioral Health Service program at the Valley Community Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center, in the Los Angeles area in California. Most recently, Francisco worked at Marquette Elementary School in Chicago as a Behavioral Health Consultant.
The Health Clinic is one of the many inspiring and vital programs at IMAN. As a result of long-term planning and the confidence of the community it serves, the Clinic has recently seen tremendous growth in its hours, services, relationships and impact. This exponential growth started in 2010 when, with the generous support of Islamic Relief USA, we were able to hire the Clinic’s first Medical Director. Read More
By Janice Bond - Interim Program Manager Arts & Culture IMAN
IMAN has taken CommUNITY Café on a road trip of different Chicago neighborhoods, in a symbolic and substantive effort to share and connect stories from our city’s often disconnected neighborhoods. The last Café of 2012 was also the first in this series of four road shows, which will build momentum and excitement, across the City, leading up to Takin’ It to The Streets 2013 on June 15. Such sharing and connection of stories between neighborhoods across the City mirrors the organizing work that IMAN does, in collaboration with partners from the United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations (UCCRO), to create long-term alliances that bridge cultural, racial, ethnic and religious divides. Read More
By Alia Bilal - Executive Associate IMAN
As a grassroots organization fighting for social justice in some of the most marginalized neighborhoods in Chicago, IMAN believes in the importance of not only providing services to those who need it and working to build community locally, but also in striving to fix the systemic issues that help to marginalize and subjugate low-income communities of color. One of the major mechanisms by which IMAN attempts to affect policy change is as a member organization of the United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations (UCCRO). Read More