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Community Café: ReEntry - The next Café will be on Saturday, May 24, at the Parkway Ballroom. There will be performances from Khalil Ismail, Fathy Salama and others.
Jum'ah Khutbah by Usama Canon
Each One Teach One: These monthly sessions are geared for young people to have a space of peace, develop relevant skills in a fun way, and get to know youth from other communities. Follow up with Shamar Hemphill for more info.
Recent IMAN Grants
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An IMAN Update
By IMAN Staff
Everyone from the Fairfield Elementary School marching band to the City’s Department of Planning Commissioner, Andy Mooney, joined together on Monday, April 28, with IMAN’s Green ReEntry crew, and representatives from Al Faisal Without Borders and the Qatari Embassy in Washington, DC to celebrate in a momentous and highly symbolic occasion. The formal ribbon cutting ceremony for IMAN Green ReEntry’s second home, at 6210 S. Fairfield, acknowledged the tremendous efforts of a very unconventional project that from the very beginning went way beyond the confines of a typical bricks and mortar project. Read More
By Janice Bond - Director Arts & Culture IMAN
On Monday, May 12, IMAN will be one of the hundreds of sites across the Chicagoland area hosting a community discussion as part of the Chicago Community Trust’s (CCT) On The Table campaign. These conversations are being held on the 99th Anniversary of this important community foundation. IMAN has a long history as a grant recipient and partner with the CCT, and our Executive Director, Rami Nashashibi, sits on the steering committee of this important city-wide event. Read More
By Shamar Hemphill - Youth & Organizing Director IMAN
This past month of April, IMAN staff and youth leaders were really busy, in Springfield and Downtown Chicago, pushing on three pieces of legislation: Juvenile Arrest Expungement (HB 4084), Common Sense School Discipline (SB 3004/HB 4655), and Youth Employment Funding. These particular bills are very important for IMAN’s youth leaders and for the overall community on the City’s Southwest Side; the work to try and pass these bills, and their passage, will allow our youth leaders to make progress toward a better future for themselves and their communities. IMAN’s Youth Council has been leading all of our efforts to make sure these three bills get support from key legislators; the Youth Council has also had critical support in these efforts from our adult leaders. Read More