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Under Construction: Second Green Reentry Home

Najjar Abdul-Musawwir: IMAN's Latest Featured Artist

IMAN Organizing Training 2013: Refining the Model

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Saturday, December 7th
Held at the historic South Shore Cultural Center, IMAN's 2013 Annual EOY Dinner will feature Dr. Tariq Ramadan and State Senator Patricia Van Pelt.
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IMAN in the Media

TribuneIMAN's work with Muslim Run was featured in a Chicago Tribune article titled: Study links liquor stores, bars to shooting risk.  It highlights some of the fundamental and critical issues that Muslim Run tackles.

AJ StreamIMAN's Shamar Hemphill, was a panelist on a story called Food deserts in the US: What do they mean for low-income communities? recently on AlJazeera Stream.  He talked about Muslim Run as one model for tackling this crisis.

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An IMAN Update

Under Construction: Second Green Reentry Home

By Rami Nashashibi – Executive Director IMAN

Green ReentryThe story of 6210 S. Fairfield is not unusual or unlike the story of hundreds of foreclosed and vacant buildings and homes across Chicago’s South Side. Yet, when a group of residents and organizers from across the city came together through the Multifaith Housing Reclamation Campaign and packed court rooms–with neighborhood leaders standing with Imams, Priests and Rabbis– to say enough is enough, this building emerged as a powerful illustration of how through organizing and coming together we can begin to reclaim properties, blocks and our communities. Read More

Najjar Abdul-Musawwir: IMAN's Latest Featured Artist

By Janice Bond - Director of Arts & Culture IMAN

NajjarWe are pleased to announce that Professor Najjar Abdul-Musawwir is the latest featured artist at IMAN. Selected original works by him are currently on display at IMAN headquarters in Chicago, IL, from September 2013 to April 2014.  Known as Artist of the People, Abdul-Musawwir has been a longtime leader and supporter of the IMAN Arts and Culture Department, having participated in Community Cafés, and Artist and Leadership Retreats in years past.  From time to time, IMAN features works by artists whose themes, careers and lives resonate with, and reflect lives and issues of, communities IMAN works with. Read More

IMAN Organizing Training 2013: Refining the Model

By Alia Bilal - Executive Associate IMAN

Org TrainingSeptember 14-15, 2013 marked the dates of another successful IMAN Organizing Training. Now, IMAN staff and leaders are gearing up for another full year of intense work on our organizing and advocacy campaigns. This year’s training could not have been possible without the support and leadership of longtime community organizer and political analyst Don Washington. The IMAN organizing team brought Washington on to help us through the process of continually refining our organizing training curriculum and technique, and staff and attendees were not disappointed. Twenty-six adults and young folk attended the training, many of whom were already active participants in IMAN campaigns, or volunteers at various IMAN events in the past. All of them came to learn the basic tenets, tools, and language of community organizing. Read More