- Thursday | March 1, 2018
- 6:00 PM
- Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78754
- (512) 576-3905
Join us to celebrate our differences!
Theme of this year’s event:
“Racial Reconciliation: The Role of Faith Communities”
“Why struggle to open doors between us when the whole wall is an illusion?” – Rumi
In the current world of strident rhetoric, it is vital we work together in the spirit of earnest compassion, cooperation and community service. We must act with a deep sense of urgency to broaden our impact across all levels of society. For it is we who are tasked with creating a world where doing good must be our only competition.
Laila Muhammad is a sixth generation African American Muslim and leader within the interfaith community. Since the age of 15, Laila has traveled the world and fallen in love with the diversity of the human family. Continuing in the footsteps of her grandparents and parents, respectively, Hon. Elijah Muhammad & Sister Clara Muhammad, Imam W. Deen Mohammed & Sister Shirley Muhammad, Laila aims to build healthy community life for the betterment of humanity.
Laila currently serves as Executive Director of the Compassion Action Foundation. As an educator and community advocate, Laila empowers individuals and communities in need to reach their greatest human potential. In 2008, Laila organized the program, A Shared Memory, for the purpose of bringing diverse peoples together into a freedom space to share past, present, and future collective and individual life experiences. Laila works on curriculum and policy at the Sister Clara Muhammad School, now in its 85th year of existence. Additionally, she has collaborated with NGOs around the world, and has published two books of poetry, Sharing, and Life is a Cup to be Filled.
Laila holds a degree in Child Development from the University of Islam School (now the Sister Clara Muhammad School) and is working toward a Master of Divinity of Islamic Chaplaincy at Claremont School of Theology. She currently resides in Roselle, NJ.
Catholic Social teachings guide and inspire the work of Catholic Charities. We serve our brothers and sisters in accordance with our principles.
PROMOTER OF PEACE
Raindrop Foundation – Austin
CHAMPION OF DIVERSITY
Unity Church of the Hills
BELIEVER IN DIALOGUE
Catholic Diocese of Austin
Süeda & Güner Arslan
Michelle & Carl Settles
SUPPORTER OF DIGNITY
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School
St. James’ Episcopal Church
One Human Race
Maria Elana Ramon
Congregation Beth Israel
Seminary of the Southwest
Tom Mason & Janis Monger
The Front Porch
Simone Talma Flowers – Interfaith Action of Central Texas
Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin
Kirk Watson, Texas State Senator
Sally Hernandez, Travis County Sheriff
Leslie Pool, Council Member, Austin City Council
Ora Houston, Council Member, Austin City Council
Kathie Tovo, Mayor Pro Tem & Council Member, Austin City Council
Velva Price, Travis County’s District Clerk
Andy Hathcock, Travis County Judge
Please contact us if you would like to sponsor this event.
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Lynn Hayden, Ann Graham, Ali Khataw, Margot Marshall, Elliott Naishtat, Lenette Peterson, Michelle Settles, Yetkin Yildirim