Thank you to all those who attended the 2015 New York Networking Luncheon on Saturday, March 28th, 2015! The luncheon left us amazed at the talent and energy of the New York/New Jersey Muslim community.
Imam Khalid Latif, Executive Director and Chaplain for the Islamic Center at New York University (NYU), opened the event with reflections on the intersection between faith and health. Dr. Mohamed Issa and Saadia Yunus delivered impactful keynote addresses, inspiring us to strive for ihsan (excellence) in our professional lives and sharing poignant perspectives about
mental health in the Muslim community. Our highlight was meeting such a
vibrant group of thinkers, activists, academics, and leaders. We hope each of you also had an opportunity to connect with new peers and friends.
AMHP is seeking dedicated and committed volunteers to take part in the upcoming Atlanta, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia networking events. Please reach out to AMHP Program Coordinator, Sarah Dar, at email@example.com for more information and to sign up.
A local chapter of AMHP in the NY/NJ area is in the works! To get involved or learn more, subscribe to the email list here. By subscribing you'll receive updates about the first meetup, next steps for those who would like to take a leadership role, and ways to share your ideas for the direction this chapter should take. Contact Madiha Shahid or Monika Khanfor more information.
AMHP Calls on Congress to Make Compassionate Choices in Health Care Budget
On April 28, Maggie Siddiqi, EnabledMuslim Program Director at AMHP, will participate in an interfaith panel at a Congressional briefing organized by Catholic social justice group NETWORK. The panel will offer faith perspectives on what the federal budget can do to support our communities and share"Faithful Budget"priorities as an alternative to current proposals in Congress. She will joinSister Simone Campbell(Executive Director, NETWORK),Rabbi Jonah Pesner (Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism), andReverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson(Director, Office of Public Witness, Presbyterian Church U.S.A.) in addressing members of Congress in light of current budget negotiations and will highlight the importance of affordable health care. Maggie served on the writing committee of the Faithful Budget Campaign in her previous capacity on staff at ISNA (Islamic Society of North America).
American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) Founder and President, Arshia Wajid, attended a meeting between a diverse cross-section of Muslim Americans and President Barack Obama and senior Administration officials at The White House on February 4th. Attendees had an opportunity to share their accomplishments and also voice their concerns about the challenges their communities and institution
Wajid outlined AMHP membersâ€™ work to advance public health, health equity, and civic engagement at both the grassroots and national levels.
AMHP is seeking dedicated and committed volunteers to take part in the upcoming Atlanta, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Philadelphia networking events. Networking events will be small and limited in attendee size (25-35 attendees). Please reach out to AMHP Program Coordinator, Sarah Dar, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up.
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