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Welcome Sheelah Muhammad, Deputy Director IMAN

Sheelah MuhammadWe would like to extend a very warm welcome to IMAN’s first ever Deputy Director, Sheelah Muhammad. Sheelah comes to IMAN with an exemplary background in providing strategic services to philanthropic, Fortune 500, government and not-for-profit organizations in domestic and international markets. She is a nationally-recognized alternative food systems advocate, and has been a Steering Committee member and key leader of IMAN’s Muslim Run campaign over the last few years.

Sheelah is a member of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies’ Cook County Place Matters team, board treasurer for Healthy Schools Campaign, and a guest lecturer at Northwestern University School of Education & Social Policy.  She holds a Doctorate in Naprapathic Medicine from the National College of Naprapathic Medicine, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BS in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. See her complete bio here.

IMAN is Hiring for Four Strategic Positions

HiringAs we celebrate 15 years of Change, Serve, and Inspire, and prepare for the next 15, we are excited to announce three strategic job openings and one fellowship opportunity. IMAN's work has had a transformative impact both on the communities it serves and on the people that have helped to transform them. If you or someone you know wants to be part of this transformative process by joining the IMAN family, you can apply here.

The following positions at IMAN need to be filled immediately:

  1. Director of Development
  2. Communications Director
  3. Muslim Run Project Manager
  4. Organizing Fellow

Next Streets 2013 Volunteer Meeting & Upcoming Events

Streets 2013Streets 2013 is exactly five months away today, and the next Streets 2013 volunteer meeting will be on Saturday, February 2, from 11:00am-1:00pm at the IMAN office. We will continue to discuss details regarding volunteering, programming, vending, performances, partner opportunities, and more.

A Muslim-led urban international festival, where artistic expression, spirituality and urban creativity inspire social change, Takin’ It to the Streets 2013 will take place on Saturday, June 15. RSVP for the volunteer meeting by emailing: streets2013@imancentral.org.

MLKMLK Day: Monday, January 21, is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and IMAN will be hosting a discussion with Gage Park High School students and other community leaders around the building of a King Memorial in Marquette Park. Dr. King marched through Marquette park in 1966 to demand equal housing rights and IMAN has been leading an effort to memorialize this event for several years. In 2011, Gage Park High School students unveiled a multi-media kiosk at the park to celebrate the march through pictures, videos and oral histories, and we will be re-engaging those students at Monday's discussion to help us envision the next stage of this memorial.

ReflectionsIMAN Reflections is Back: Recent Al-Azhar graduate & IMAN’s Grow Your Own Scholar, Ubaydullah Evans, will continue his weekly IMAN Reflections starting January 30. Classes are every Wednesday, 5:30-8:00p, and highlight aspects of the Prophetic biography and tradition that inspire and undergird our work of social change and uplift in urban communities.