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What We Stand For

Vision:

Muslims deserve responsible mainstream leadership to help showcase the true beauty of our community. As mothers and sisters, we have the power to build a bright future together with Americans of all backgrounds.

Mission:

AMWEC takes on the challenge of internal and external bigotry by empowering Muslim women on the frontlines. Inspired by our own journeys as immigrants who have prospered in America, we are proud American Muslim women leaders who unite to: strengthen our community, confront bigotry in all its forms, celebrate cultural heritage, and build enduring bonds with fellow Americans of all faiths. As Americans by choice, our work is a tribute to our great country and our heritage.

History:

In 2009, AMWEC held its inaugural leadership conference in southern California with over 700 women in attendance. The founding core leadership were successful South Asian women who encountered difficulties post 9-11 passing through immigration and felt under-represented by the existing male-dominated community organizations speaking in their name.

To address profiling, home-grown extremism, and women’s representation in leadership, AMWEC initiated a partnership with local and national law enforcement – and successfully began placing young Muslim women in police internships. To address inter-communal tensions, AMWEC launched an annual interfaith iftar bringing together Muslims, Jews, Christians, Bahais, Hindus, and other faiths. Every year AMWEC also hosts a family bazaar celebrating cultural heritage from South Asia and beyond.

In response to requests for assistance from women facing domestic abuse and anti-Muslim bigotry, AMWEC’s informal community helpline offers guidance and assistance to women in need (domestic abuse, internal or external bigotry). The incidents from the helpline also revealed that women are on the frontlines of preventing extremism – as mothers and sisters caring for their families. In 2015, AMWEC presented a policy paper on community counter-radicalization efforts at an Obama White House Counter-Extremism Summit.

AMWEC is an IRS certified 501c3 non-profit organization.

Leadership:

Click here to learn about our Board of Directors.

Vision:

Muslims deserve responsible mainstream leadership to help showcase the true beauty of our community. As mothers and sisters, we have the power to build a bright future together with Americans of all backgrounds.

Mission:

AMWEC takes on the challenge of internal and external bigotry by empowering Muslim women on the frontlines. Inspired by our own journeys as immigrants who have prospered in America, we are proud American Muslim women leaders who unite to: strengthen our community, confront bigotry in all its forms, celebrate cultural heritage, and build enduring bonds with fellow Americans of all faiths. As Americans by choice, our work is a tribute to our great country and our heritage.

History:

In 2009, AMWEC held its inaugural leadership conference in southern California with over 700 women in attendance. The founding core leadership were successful South Asian women who encountered difficulties post 9-11 passing through immigration and felt under-represented by the existing male-dominated community organizations speaking in their name.

To address profiling, home-grown extremism, and women’s representation in leadership, AMWEC initiated a partnership with local and national law enforcement – and successfully began placing young Muslim women in police internships. To address inter-communal tensions, AMWEC launched an annual interfaith iftar bringing together Muslims, Jews, Christians, Bahais, Hindus, and other faiths. Every year AMWEC also hosts a family bazaar celebrating cultural heritage from South Asia and beyond.

In response to requests for assistance from women facing domestic abuse and anti-Muslim bigotry, AMWEC’s informal community helpline offers guidance and assistance to women in need (domestic abuse, internal or external bigotry). The incidents from the helpline also revealed that women are on the frontlines of preventing extremism – as mothers and sisters caring for their families. In 2015, AMWEC presented a policy paper on community counter-radicalization efforts at an Obama White House Counter-Extremism Summit.

AMWEC is an IRS certified 501c3 non-profit organization.

Leadership:

Click here to learn about our Board of Directors.