A Word From Our Executive Director
Dear LLSP alumnae,
As-Salaam-Alaikum. I hope that this newsletter finds you and your family in good health during this worldwide pandemic. COVID-19 has caused all of us to pause and really reflect on what is important.
When it became clear that we would not be able to hold an in person LLSP, we made the strategic decision to transform LLSP into a virtual program. While we could not fully replicate our flagship program in a virtual format, we felt it was important to continue to have LLSP for its 18th consecutive year. It was our goal to have at least the same number of participants as we have had the best few summers which was 40 participants.
I am happy to report that we successfully completed our inaugural Virtual Program during July. We had three weekends of lectures for a total of 18 hours of instruction plus 6 hours of discussion sections. We were also able to have two special events for the participants with a Meet & Greet with U.S. Representative Rashida Tliab and our monthly Lunch & Learn with Board Member Raheemah Abdulaleem. We were able to surpass our goal and actually had a total of 83 participants for our Virtual Program. As far as I know this was our largest class ever!
With the current restrictions on travel, we are staying busy with virtual programming. Please make sure you are following us on social media to keep up with us! We are part of the Interfaith Coalition against Domestic Violence that is hosting a 4 week series during October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I am presenting a 4 week series on Racism for the ADAMS Center. We are ready to finish out this year strong even if we are in quarantine.
Rahmah A. Abdulaleem