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Takin' It to the Streets Summer Peace Rally 

Youth & Arts Wellness Center Opens

Guess What? More IMAN Youth Programming

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Streets 2013
  Saturday, June 15



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VM April

Streets 2013: Volunteer Meeting

Saturday, April 6: 11 AM - 12:30 PM
East-West University
816 S. Michigan Ave

Illinois Muslim Action Day
IMAN has been working with the United Congress  to advocate for key Grassroots Human Rights issues in our state capital.  On Thursday, April 18, we will join Muslims from all over Illinois to return to Springfield as part of CIOGC's Muslim Action Day.  Bus will leave IMAN at 7am.  RSVP:

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An IMAN Update

Takin' It to the Streets Summer Peace Rally

By IMAN Staff

Peace RallyThis Takin’ It to the Streets on Saturday, June 15 will open up with a Summer Peace Rally led by the Chicago Peace Movement (convened by the Lupe Fiasco Foundation) and the United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations (UCCRO). This Rally will feature activists, religious leaders, artists, and other organizational allies and partners from across Chicago and the country.  All those expected to be in attendance have been galvanizing and agitating around community-driven and community-centered solutions to the structural problems that lead to the violence afflicting urban centers like Chicago. The Peace Rally will feature comments and special appearances from prominent hip-hop artists and activists.  Read More

Youth & Arts Wellness Center Opens

By Janice Bond - Director of Arts & Culture IMAN

Youth CenterIMAN’s Youth & Arts Wellness Center is the most recent extension to its center, and it’s the planned location for an exciting range of new programming and services for the community. The partially rehabilitated building and accompanying parking lot is located directly across the street from IMAN’s current health and community center.  In addition to several important community dinners and events held there, the building has already launched a series of youth arts and social justice forums entitled Fresh Expressions, which will be held on the last Thursday of every month. The first Fresh Expressions was held on Thursday, March 30. This month, a host of other youth programs will be launched or conducted out of the Youth & Arts Wellness Center. Read More

Guess What? More IMAN Youth Programming

By Shamar Hemphill - Youth Director IMAN

Youth BrochureFresh Expressions, Digital Media Masters, Pillars of IMAN, After School Lab and Tutoring, Friday Night Movies with CeaseFire, and of course Takin’ It to the Streets. These are some of the youth programs we have planned for this year. Since IMAN’s inception, youth mentorship and leadership development has always been at the core of our work. From organizing around key issues like food justice, youth employment and public safety to skill building programs, spiritual nourishment and rites of passage, and creative arts, IMAN believes in creating safe, empowering, spiritually nurturing, and fun spaces to help grow and develop young people into community leaders. For more info, contact Shamar Hemphill at shamar@imancentral.org.  Read More