Islamic Scholarship Fund's 2022 Virtual Annual Banquet

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Islamic Scholarship Fund's 2022 Virtual Annual Banquet

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Amplifying Our Voice: Empowering American Muslims in Media and Policy

The Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) cordially invites you to its annual virtual banquet. As much as we wish we could celebrate in person, we hope you'll enjoy our inspiring virtual event!

Please join us virtually on Saturday, October 22, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm (PST) to hear from Peabody and Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, Amna Nawaz, who currently serves as chief correspondent and primary substitute anchor for PBS NewsHour. Nawaz has reported on politics, foreign affairs, education, climate change, culture and sports. Prior to joining the NewsHour, Nawaz was an anchor and correspondent at ABC News, a foreign correspondent at NBC News, and the founder and former managing editor of NBC’s Asian America platform.

Our guest host will be Yasmin Elhady, a comedian and attorney who has toured all over the United States and the United Kingdom. Elhady was just named a 2022 “Yes, And…Laughter Lab” finalist for comedy and social justice.

For the ISF Alumni Roundtable discussion, we will hear from Lila Hassan, Omar Shakir, Nicole Fauster, and Ruwa Romman.

  • Lila Hassan is an award-winning investigative journalist who covers extremism, immigration, and human rights for print, documentary, and television.
  • Omar Shakir serves as the Israel and Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch, where he investigates human rights abuses in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza and has authored several major reports.
  • Nicole Fauster is a civil rights attorney and federal sector workplace discrimination investigator, and is currrently an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) attorney consultant for Bashen Corporation.
  • Ruwa Romman works as a senior consultant for a professional services management company assisting government agencies and other stakeholders to deal with major public policy issues at the local, state, and federal level. She is currently running as the Democratic Nominee for Georgia State House District 97.

In addition to our amazing keynote and panelists, you will learn more about ISF's complete cycle of support, which keeps scholars engaged and excited about their careers in public policy, law, and media, and the latest news from each of our program areas