A conversation with heroes, South Asian doctors on the frontlines- about Covid-19, mental health, and how to cope with the stresses that we are all feeling as caregivers, parents, and workers. Dr. Puneet Chahal and our very own AMWEC board member, Dr. Sabeen Munib, have both been on the frontline of this deadly virus. We learn from them that mental health is just as important to take care of as physical health.
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Recently, a team representing American Muslim Multi-faith Women Empowerment Council (AMWEC) visited Masjid Bilal Ibn Rabah in Los Angeles to show their solidarity with Muslim community residing there.
Imam Ayman Abdul Mujeeb and Anila Ali agreed that Covid19 has a silver lining and if we think creatively and plan strategically, the present challenges can be converted into future opportunities. “It is a wake up call for all of us to reconnect, rebuild, and reunite as human beings,” they opined.
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It was indeed a great pleasure for AMWEC team to visit Masjid Bilal Ibn Rabah to hear the history of African American Muslims in Los Angeles. Imam Aymen Abdul Mujeeb and one of the pioneers of Interfaith leadership in America!
Joining Amwec at the mosque, was the LAPD officer, Sean Alexander, who is a proud Muslim African American from Los Angeles. AMWEC president, Anila Ali, COVID19 hero Amina Ali, board member Zeba Zebunnesa, and team member Saheli Saran, held insightful conversations about ways we can work together as Muslims, Americans and human beings, to help build and empower communities.
Under the theme “Ending the Practice of Racial Profiling: Women Take the Lead”, AMWEC held a zoom event gathering civic leaders, faith leaders, educators, elected officials, law enforcement, and minority community leaders. The goal of the event was to come together and share insights on how to improve understanding and bridge differences.
The speakers include Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Mayor Ali Sajjad, Mike Downing ex interim Chief of Police LAPD, Donna Thomas, Amir Ehsaei FBI, Chilling Tong (ILF ), Shelly Krajacic of National Education Association and Rabbi Peter Levi (ADL Orange County).
If you missed our webinar, watch it on Youtube here
AMWEC and Combat Anti Semitism (CAM) cohosted an online interfaith Iftar bringing together national leaders and diverse communities.
The iftar honored Dr. Judea Pearl (father of the late reporter Daniel Pearl) and Dr. Akbar S. Ahmad (Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University) for their collaboration to help advance Jewish-Muslim relations, turning hatred into hope.
Other inspiring leaders joining this special event include:
• Maya Soetoro-Ng (Conflict resolution expert and Barack Obama’s sister)
• Rabbi Simon Jacobson (founder of The Meaningful Life Center)
• Shelly Krajacic (National Education Association senior board member)
If you missed it, you can watch it here.