Maydan ED Haroon Moghul, and Senior Curriculum Adviser Imam Khalid Latif, are proud to present a day-long workshop on effective public speaking this Saturday, November 20th, from 10am – 6pm.

Taking place in lower Manhattan, this workshop will offer an introduction to how to more effectively represent your ideas, beliefs, and hopes, in a way that makes sense of the media and pushes back against negative images of Islam and Muslims. For only $40, you can join this wonderful class.

For registration, please click here. And remember, seating is limited, so purchase your tickets right away.

In other news, Maydan ED Haroon Moghul has been published on University of Pittsburgh’s Law School’s JURIST Hotline, on Oklahoma’s anti-Shari’a measure, and has published another piece for The Huffington Post, this time on how easily the media conflates Muslims with Arabs.

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On the Colbert Report

October 29, 2010

Imam Khalid Latif, Maydan’s Senior Curriculum Adviser and also the Executive Director and Chaplain for the Islamic Center at New York University, appeared on The Colbert Report last night.  Watch the “Fear for All” segment here.

Maydan ED Haroon Moghul’s latest contribution to the Huffington Post has just been published: Why It Hurts to be Muslim, Too.

On October 6th, 2010, Maydan Executive Haroon Moghul was part of an Auburn Seminary panel on Islamophobia and the role of religious leaders in a time of crisis.  Below is a short clip of Haroon discussing why Muslims are on the receiving end of so much misunderstanding and deliberate misinformation:

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And below is the full panel.

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What is Islamophobia?

October 20, 2010

Join Maydan Executive Director Haroon Moghul at Adelphi University on Thursday, October 28th, from 5pm to 7pm. The discussion on American Muslims, Islamophobia, and connections to foreign policy and events will take place in Campbell Lounge, located in the Center for Recreation. Adelphi is located in Garden City, Long Island, and directions can be found here. The event is free and open to the public.

Maydan Executive Director Haroon Moghul presented at the June 19, 2010, Radicalization and De-Radicalization Strategies Conference in Hartford, Connecticut.  The day-long conference featured prominent speakers from the United States and abroad; Mr. Moghul’s presentation focused on the ways in which gender, race and class affect the building and running of American mosques, the ways in which these create crises and the ways in which American Muslims can create more positive, welcoming spaces for real religious community.  Watch below (link):

What Do Muslims Believe?

September 5, 2010

On Monday, September 20th, Maydan Executive Director Haroon Moghul will be giving a presentation titled “The Beginning and Ends of Islam: An Introduction to the Faith,” from 7:00 – 8:30pm.  The lecture will take place at St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street, Manhattan.  The closest subway stop is the 1 train to Christopher Street.  The event is free and open to the public.

When Will Eid Be?

August 16, 2010

Following last week’s interviews, Maydan Institute Executive Director Haroon Moghul was asked by Religion Dispatches to write a companion piece.  The essay, titled “Eid on 9/11 Anniversary: A September Sermon?” was published today.

What Is Ramadan?

August 15, 2010

Maydan Executive Director Haroon Moghul writes about Ramadan for the Huffington Post.  Click here to read the article.

Maydan’s Executive Director, Haroon Moghul, is quoted in this Associated Press piece on when American Muslims might celebrate Eid.  The story has, so far, been picked up by CBS News and Google News.