Our Press & Publications

This work is not popular. All too often, the efforts of women are not recognized. Many times, our efforts have not been credited or discredited. This page has our past speaking engagements and published works.

If you’d like us to contribute to your journal or publication or if you want to request a speaking engagement please contact: ask@muslimwomenfor.org


Published Works

Annual Reports

Starting in 2019, we began producing annual reports to showcase our work.


2020 Electoral Resources and Documents

During the 2020 electoral season, we developed multiple documents for our community. The archive of these resources can be found below.


Philanthropy Journal (2018)

In November 2018, co-founders Lela and Doha were invited to share their insight as Afro-Arab Muslims doing justice-work in the American South. They offer a unique perspective of immigrant Muslim Americans and their duty to hold America to its promise of liberty and justice for all.  Read what they had to say below.

https://pj.news.chass.ncsu.edu/2018/11/05/this-is-the-america-we-vow-to-change/

Muslim Ban Rapid Response Documents

In the wake of the Muslim Ban (2017), we created materials to distribute to our community. A word document (.doc) version of the file can be downloaded below.


What to do if ICE comes to your door?

In 2018, we developed documents in Arabic and English giving people information on what to do if Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers show up at your door.


HB370

HB 370 would require sheriffs and jails to determine the immigration status of all people in their custody and then to share the information of any community member who they suspect of being undocumented with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). We created these documents to inform and push back againist this bill.


‘Muslim Women For’ blog

The organization maintains a blog on this site where they share organizational statements, personal reflection, guest pieces and other timely remarks. Readers can subscribe to the blog via email.


Awards

ACLU NC Champion of Liberty (2018)

Muslim Women For was awarded the “Champion of Liberty” Award by the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina. They were nominated and presented with the award by a local lawyer, Taiyyaba Qureshi.

https://www.acluofnorthcarolina.org/en/biographies/muslim-women

Press


The 2020 Electoral Season

The National, a UAE-based publication, covered Muslim Women For’s grassroots organizing in North Carolina. The article can be found here.


Doha talked about Muslim Women For’s anti-voter suppression efforts in the 2020 election season for Religion and Politics.


Eiman chatted with Interfaith Youth Core on racial justice, trauma and self-care in July 2020, at the height of protests across the United States of America. The article can be found here.


Muslim Women For was one of 10 grantees of the “Healing Justice Project,” funded by Camila Cabello and Movement Voter Project. The story can be found here.


Congressional Hearing on White Nationalism and Hate Crimes

Co-founder, Lela Ali shares remarks with the Daily Tar Heel on the trial updates of Our Three Winners and the recent congressional hearing on White Nationalism and hate crimes.


Sudanese Protests – Triad City Beat

A Greensboro grassroots publication, Triad City Beat covered the solidarity march organized by Muslim Women For in early 2019. The article can be found here.


Refugee Immigrant Takeover

In 2017, co-founder Eiman Ali received national media attention when she partnered with OxFam to takeover Trump’s family home in Queens, NY. Outlets included The Hill, NPR, Democracy Now, and CNN.


Oak City Move Radio (88.1)

Oak City Move is a radio series on WKNC 88.1FM exploring the movers and shakers of NC, and the steps they take to enact positive change in the community. The interview features Lela, EIman and Doha. It can be streamed below.


“Hola ya Zola” podcast Guest: Doha Medani

Hola ya Zola hosts, Yathrip and Diana Selena, welcome Doha Medani, co-founder of Muslim Women For, a social justice non-profit organization that focuses on political education, leadership development, relationship building, and grassroots organizing.

You can listen to the interview through Google Podcasts or on Spotify. Make sure to follow our friends at Hola ya Zola.


Our 7 Neighbors with Lela

“When you’re talking about anti-Muslim bigotry, you have to talk about how black folks are being treated in this country, how immigrants are being treated in this country. It needs to be very intersectional, it needs to be directed at the roots.” -Lela Ali, Muslim Women For


Me and My Muslim Friends with Eiman

On this episode of Me & My Muslim Friends, guests Eiman Ali and Nigel Edwards discuss the black Muslim experience, including their experiences of racism within the Muslim community. Whether it’s going from a black woman to a black woman with hijab, or the challenges of an interracial marriage, we take it on in this conversation.


Speaking Engagements


Women’s March on Raleigh

Co-founder, Eiman, spoke at the 2017 Women’s Rally on Raleigh. The article can be found on The Technican, a student-run newspaper.


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