AMHP PARALLEL SESSIONS DURING ISNA
Detroit, MI (Fri Aug. 29 - Sun Aug. 31st)
Obamacare: What Does the Affordable Care Act Mean for You?
(Saturday August 30th, 2014 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Room 320)
The ACA is the most important health reform legislation since the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s. Grassroots organizing by faith leaders, in conjunction with government agencies, was key to successfully enrolling thousands of previously uninsured Americans in health care. Panelists will address what Muslim communities should understand about health insurance under the new law: why it matters, what’s required, and what options are now available for both those needing insurance and those already insured. They will also share resources, strategies, and best practices for outreach to Muslim Americans.
Panelists: Lisa Carr, Madiha Tariq, Sarah Dar, Ashley Allison Moderator: Umbereen Nehal
(Saturday August 30th | 4:45 PM – 6:15 PM | Session 8J | 412AB)
We all have times in our lives when we feel off course and sometimes we can get stuck in those moments. This session will look at how community can help us get back on course by promoting spiritual and mental well-being for individuals and families. We will explore what the real issues are, what resources are available from Muslim organizations and how we can work together to promote the spiritual and mental well-being of our Muslim community.
Panelists: Salma Abugideiri, Maryum Khwaja, Nadim Ali Moderator: Halim Naeem
Creating Enabling Mosques: Welcoming Muslims of All Abilities in the House of Allah
(Sunday August 31st, 2014 | 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM | Session 12F | 310B)
Many Muslims with disabilities report feeling isolated and unsupported in American Muslim community settings. How can we transform our mosques into spaces where Muslims with disabilities and their families feel welcomed and have ample opportunities for worship, friendship, and leadership? Panelists will share best practices from their work and announce the launch of EnabledMuslim.org, a new online resource and virtual support network for Muslims with disabilities, their loved ones, and their communities at large.
Panelists: Dilshad Ali, Nashiru Abdulai, Zaynab Ansari, Omar Suleiman Moderator: Maggie Siddiqi