|Greetings of Peace!|
We at MCN hope you had a wonderful long weekend with family and friends.
There are just 12 days until MCN's 2nd Annual Gala, to be held on Sunday, June 10th at Turkuaz Restaurant (2637 Broadway New York, NY 10025)!
As we announced on Friday, MCN has a new website. Please check out www.mcnny.org
and let us know what you think. We thank Khair Media
for their beautiful work. mashAllah
Please go today to our new website to buy your tickets
! Please note that of you $100 ticket, $55 is tax deductible and we will be sending you a letter indicating this after the gala. Thank you!
Do you have a business or part of an organization? Are you an individual who would like to express your congrats to any of the awardees? If you would like to advertise in our Annual Report, which will be distributed at our Gala, please reach out today to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The rates are as follows:
Full page-- Regular, $800 Non Profit, $500
Half page-- Regular, $400 Non Profit, $250
Quarter page-- Regular, $200 Non Profit, $125
Wajahat Ali, Zeba Iqbal, Muslim Education and Converts Center of America (M.E.C.C.A.) and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will receive awards at this year's gala. Please see below the flier for information about each honoree.
We will also sell the book "All-American: 45 American Men on Being Muslim", which is part of the "I Speak for Myself Series". Wahjahat Ali, one of our honorees and co-editor of the book, will be signing books, as well as other contributors to the book that are present at our gala!
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Imam Siraj Wahhaj will also be speaking at our Gala. So, again don't miss out-- buy your tickets today! Until the day of, tickets will be $100 and at the door they will be $125.
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Wajahat Ali is a Muslim American of Pakistani descent. He is a playwright, essayist, humorist, and Attorney at Law, whose work, "The Domestic Crusaders" is the first major play about Muslim Americans living in a post 9-11 America. He is also an author of "Fear, Inc", a report on the roots of the Islamophobia network in America.
Zeba Iqbal was the Executive Director of CAMP (Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals) in 2010 and 2011. CAMP seeks to engage, empower and elevate Muslim professionals. She was also a founding member of Muslims Against Terrorism founded in NYC in 2001; and a 2009-10 Fellow of USC's American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute. Her personal volunteer efforts focus on targeted strategic communications and outreach to make ourselves heard and our stories known. For example, she was a key promoter of the sold out 20-show NYC staging of Wajahat Ali's play, The Domestic Crusaders. Zeba lives in New York City, and manages residential development for Princeton University's Real Estate Development group.
Muslim Education and Converts Center of America (M.E.C.C.A.) is an educational non-profit organization located conveniently in the heart of New York City. Their services provide Muslims with the support and knowledge they need and deserve in a nurturing and understanding environment. They encourage their students to become strong, knowledgeable members of the community so that they will make positive contributions to our faith and society as a whole.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870. The main building, located on the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan's Museum Mile, is by area one of the world's largest art galleries. Their permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among nineteen curatorial departments. The MET's New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia, formerly known as The Islamic Arts galleries reopened on November 1, 2011.
Like last year's event, it will prove to be a most memorable one. The theme of this year's gala is "Telling it like it is: the Power of Stories to Spur Change".
We look forward to seeing you there!
Megan M. Putney
MCN Program Director