Greetings and  Assal amu Alaikum!

The Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta announced the members of the inaugural class of the Institute for Muslim Civic Leadership.  The selection process was competitive and 22 diverse individuals were selected.  The ISB thanks those who applied to the program and our interviewers.  IMCL's kick-off dinner took place on September 14 and the first of workshops was September 15.  IMCL will be hosted at Kennesaw State University.  The nine month program includes one Saturday per month in workshop in skills building, applying the skills to an assigned project, mentoring and "stretch" assignments. 

"We are very excited about IMCL.  It is the first leadership institute developed and designed by Georgia Muslims with the communities needs in mind.  We have many people and organizations to thank for partnering with us to make this dream come true," said  Soumaya Khalifa, Executive Director of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta.  

The IMCL Class of 2019 participants are: 

Khadijah Shakirah Abdul-Azeez
Jay Al-Hashimi
Ahmed Awad
Mary Clemons
Nabeel Dabe 
Wesam Elgendy
Dr. Nosayba El-Sayed
Dr. Azza B. El-Remessy
Nura Goodson
Zehra Guller-Sener
Jaasmeen Hamed
Akram Ibrahim
Faiza Mehar
Azhar Mithaiwala
Iman Naim
Sameera Omar
Zehra Ozturk
Aseelah Rashid
Umer Rupani
Sadaf Tatari
Sara Wada
Zubair Zafar


Soumaya  Khalifa
ISB Executive Director