In This Issue
Jum'ah Khutbah by Imam Zaid Shakir–Join us at 1 PM this Friday, October 17 at the IMAN Youth and Arts Wellness Center.
IMAN in Media
“Crime, Punishment & Redemption” on CBS
Green ReEntry Program featured on WBEZ
CIOGC Annual Dinner
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An IMAN Update
By Sara Hamdan – Muslim Run Coordinator/Organizer IMAN
Over the past several months, IMAN leaders have been hard at work on our very first backyard garden. The garden is located in the back of IMAN's second Green Reentry home on Fairfield Avenue. Through the leadership of local farmer, Brother Kamal Rashid; IMAN Youth Board Member, Harun McGraw; and many of IMAN's dedicated youth, the garden has come to flourish and provide families living at the Fairfield home with fresh greens and a peaceful space in the back of their home. Read More
By Samira Abderahman – IMAN GOTV Organizer
In pursuit of our efforts to encourage civic engagement and push legislation reform on the two primary issues of increasing the minimum wage and the tax credit bill, which provides a tax credit to business owners who hire the formerly incarcerated, IMAN, in collaboration with Every Vote Counts Illinois’ larger goal, set a goal to register 500 Englewood residents to vote. The Get Out The Vote (GOTV) team, consisting of adult and youth leaders, worked closely with the corner stores affiliated with IMAN's Muslim Run Campaign to get 500 Englewood residents registered by October 7, and thanks to the Most High we were able to reach our goal before the Eid holiday! Read More
By Harriet Lewis – IMAN Director of Grant Development
IMAN was one of eleven organizations in the State of Illinois to be awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Farmers’ Market Promotion Program. The grant will be used to launch the IMAN Health and Wellness Farmers’ Market. The future market will build on the organization’s existing advocacy efforts around access to healthy foods. Read More