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May 24, 2018

Multifaith Ramadan Iftar

AMWEC held its annual multifaith Ramadan break-fast, bringing together Muslims with Hindu, Sikh, Christian, and Jewish friends at Temple Bat Yahm. The evening’s iftar emphasized embracing friendship and welcoming diversity of race, religion, and culture. Arab America


Jan 30, 2017

AMWEC Muslim-Jewish Townhall to Combat Hate

ABC7 covered AMWEC’s townhall uniting Jews and Muslim to combat hate. Event partners included the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Anti-Defamation League, Olive Tree Initiative, and the Islamic Educational Center of Orange County. AMWEC leaders addressed the townhall alongside Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Michael Downing


Aug 6, 2016

“Empowering Muslim Women” Interview at APPNA Convention

On the sidelines of the 2016 convention of the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America, AMWEC President Anila Ali spoke to the American Muslim Institution’s Mike Ghouse about our organization’s community work in a segement called “Empowering Muslim Women.”


Jun 28, 2016

Multifaith and LGBT Joint Ramadan Iftar with LAPD

AMWEC joined the Los Angeles Police Department to hold a special Ramadan break-fast open to all at the Anatolia Cultural Center. The evening’s theme: “Stand together as one humanity against hate and bigotry.”


Jun 29, 2016

ABC 7 News Features AMWEC’s Law Enforcement Internship Program

ABC7 News featured spotlighted AMWEC’s “Internship Program [that] Encourages Muslim Girls to Pursue Law Enforcement Careers.” It spotlighted teenagers like Ausna Haris, a Muslim student who dreams of becoming an FBI agent. The show also quoted AMWEC President Anila Ali noting that “women are under-represented in law enforcement, and Muslim women even more under-represented.”