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Walnut Street West Library (Free Library of Philadelphia)
201 S 40th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
In Another Brooklyn, narrator August’s father leads the family into Islamic faith and practices. A panel of leaders in Philadelphia’s Muslim community will discuss what it was like to grow up in Islam, as well as public perceptions of the religion and how to navigate being Muslim within America’s current political climate. This is a free event.
Salima Suswell: Appointed in 2017 to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women by Governor Tom Wolf; President and CEO of Evolve Solutions; and Executive Committee member for the Council on American Islamic Relations — Philadelphia Chapter.
Sham-e-Ali Nayeem: Philadelphia-based poet and visual artist; Recipient of the 2016 Loft Literary Center Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship, her poetry has appeared in the anthologies Living Islam Out Loud and Shout Out: Women of Color Respond to Violence, among others.
Aliya Z. Khabir: CEO of AZK Communications, specializing healthcare communications for underserved audiences, non-profit media and crisis management, small business marketing and promotion, diversity education and training, government, banking and community development.