Magazine article Islamic Horizons

Ioica at the Community Life Forward Conference

Magazine article Islamic Horizons

Ioica at the Community Life Forward Conference

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IOICA DIRECTOR COLIN CHRISTOPHER joined hundreds of Muslims on July 6 at the third Community Life Forward (CLF) conference in Atlanta. Highlighting the successes of Black Muslim-Americans in business, politics and the arts, this event showcased how aspiring entrepreneurs can draw upon the experience of accomplished professionals to build their own careers. Panel sessions included a $hukr Tank - where new business owners pitched their expansion ideas to like-minded entrepreneurs to earn up to $25,000 in investment - a fashion show and discussions on family life and civic engagement under the current administration.

Civic engagement panelists included Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN; https://www.imancentral.org) central executive director Rami Nashashibi, Judge Fatima El-Amin and Cleveland City Councilman Basheer Jones. …

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