Keynote Address - Bayan Benefit Iftar

July 12, 2014

Dr. Rami Nashashibi, founder and executive director of Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) in Chicago, speaks about the importance of movement and community building and leadership education as creators of social change in the context of the United States. Whether in the recent history of the Civil Rights Act 50 years ago or in the societal problems we face today like the prison industrial complex, he states that we need creative, dynamic leaders to contribute to solutions rather than exacerbating the disparities in our world.

Dr. Nashashibi is a community activist and professor based in Chicago, IL. He has lectured across the United States, Europe, and Asia on a range of topics related to American Muslim identity, community activism and social justice issues, and is a recipient of several prestigious community service and organizing honors. He is also a visiting professor at Bayan Claremont, teaching a class on community organizing and spiritual practice in 2015.