Wednesday, May 30, 2007

'Haven't you had enough of politics?'

My friend Lana from the CUNY Graduate Center was recently featured in a write-up in the NY Newsday and I just had to share it.

It's compelling, informative and personal. Lana brings a lot to the table, as I have witnessed first hand in classes we've taken together, but I could never have guessed what her personal struggles were like. This article gives a sneak peek into a truly eventful life.

Lana, if you ever read this, know that I am ardently waiting for your memoirs!

Happy reading...

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

On the Pew Center's recent study on American Muslims...

The folks at Pew must be commended for a survey/poll that recently came out on American Muslims. While it may have been long overdue - at least it was done! The results were pleasantly refreshing, too. But I wont bore you with repetitions, and instead, draw your attention to an interesting article that speaks to the phenomenon of why news regarding Muslims is always negative - even when there is good news (such as in the results of the poll)!

Read on over here...

Monday, May 28, 2007

The Citizens Foundation fundraiser - 6/13

Join us for an evening of sheesha, appetizers and
dance to benefit The Citizens Foundation, an
organization that funds schools and education programs
for underprivileged children in Pakistan and other
countries. This year's theme is "Year of Sophia", the
NYC area chapter is raising money for the Sophia
Campus, we have already raised $50K, need
another $40K to start the construction..

Atif Ateeq will be showcasing his photography.

Price: $25/student $35/regular admission (includes
sheesha and appetizers)
Host: The Citizens Foundation
Location: Layaly
98 Avenue B (btwn 6th and 7th Streets), New York, NY
When: Wednesday, June 13, 8:00pm
Phone: 732-216-5439

We look forward to seeing you there!!

For additional information about The Citizens
Foundation, visit