Annual Dialogue & Friendship Dinner 2018

Event details

  • March 1, 2018
  • 6:00 PM
  • Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78754
  • (512) 576-3905

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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.

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Services are provided with love and respect for each person. We are called to serve others as a reflection of our faith. 


Services are open to all – regardless of race, religion or income.


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St. Stephen’s Episcopal School

St. James’ Episcopal Church

Emin Temiz



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