Session Type(s): Training
Training Tag(s): Grassroots Organizing/Campaigns
Starts: Friday, Aug. 3 10:00 AM (Eastern)
Ends: Friday, Aug. 3 11:15 AM (Eastern)
The increase of hate crimes, Islamophobia, and discriminatory rhetoric by candidates running across the nation has awakened a wave of Muslims that have become driven to make change. However, the Muslim community is a very diverse community, a very cultured community, and one that has been victim to scrutiny for more than 17 years. Although Muslims make up just one percent of the US population, they have significant communities in swing states like Florida, Ohio, Michigan and Virginia. Join us for a session that will help your organization build or strengthen your collaborative relationship with your local Muslim community, and help you organize/mobilize your Muslim allies.
Mohamed Gula is the Virginia Executive Director and National Organizing Director for Emgage, where he focuses on supporting and building community-based programs and collaborations that serves the Muslim American Community. He is based in Northern Virginia. Mohamed previously served as an Organizer in Ohio for the Hillary Clinton Campaign after which he decided to stay in Ohio as a state contractor for Organizing For Action (formerly Obama For America). He developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector shadowing his father as a preteen, sponsoring over 200 refugee families from around the world over a five year period. He later Co-founded the Islamic Center of Peace in Dayton, Ohio and is an advocate for youth empowerment, human rights, social justice, and diversity & inclusion.