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Saturday, August 29 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Muslim Matters: What American Muslims are Talking About

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How do American Muslims talk to one another about race and racism? About marriage, dating and gender roles? About the gaps between immigrant generations and their children and grandchildren? We'll introduce the conversations that American Muslims have with one another and to the some of the divisions — national, racial generational, theological — that can be hard to map from the outside.

Moderators
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Matthew Miller

editor and storytelling coach, Lansing State Journal
Matthew Miller is an editor and storytelling coach at the Lansing State Journal in Michigan. He won the Religion Newswriters Association's Cassels Religion Reporter of the Year award in 2013.

Speakers
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Dilshad Ali

Managing Editor, Patheos Muslim
Ms. Ali has covered Muslims and Islam in America for nearly 15 years for a variety of media outlets, including Islam-Online.net, Newsweek, Azizah Magazine, Illume Magazine, Altmuslim.com, Islamica magazine, and Beliefnet. She joined Patheos Muslim in May of 2011 and has grown the channel to host nearly 20 blogs and about 30-35 bloggers and columnists, covering all aspects of Islam and issues pertaining to American Muslims. She is also the... Read More →
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Abdullah Pocius

Imam, Albania Masjid, Phildadelphia
Pocius was born in Chicago in 1986. He was raised as a catholic, but converted to Islam at the age of 14. After completing high school, he moved to Philadelphia where he married and has been Imam of the Albanian Masjid since 2006.
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Kameelah Rashad

Muslim Chaplain, University of Pennsylvania, and Founder, Muslim Wellness Foundation
Rashad serves as chaplain, acting as a counselor and advisor to the Muslim students on campus, and facilitating discussions on religious identity development and challenges faced by American Muslim youth. She is the Founder of Muslim Wellness Foundation, an organization dedicated to reducing stigma associated with mental illness, addiction and trauma in the American Muslim community. Rashad is also a founding member of Muslims Make It Plain, a... Read More →


Saturday August 29, 2015 9:30am - 10:45am
Commonwealth Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 2nd floor