The National Council of Canadian Muslim AKA NCCM. is the largest and most influential Muslim advocacy group in Canada. In an ongoing miniseries of 4 segments we will learn about a workshop that empowers Muslim to engage at all levels to advocate for change that more reflects the values of Islam, Allah, the teachings of Prophet Mohammad PBUH & the Muslim community. This is part 2.
Hello Friends & Followers welcome to segment 2 of our 4 part series on National Council of Canadian Muslim AKA. NCCM. We are learning about the changes, contribution & enrichments Canada is experiencing due to the continued dedication & of NCCM. This second workshop is titled Engaging the media. In this workshop, participants learn the basics of how the media works, tools and tactics for engaging the media, dealing with controversial questions, generating positive coverage and more. Third modual in the work shop is titled Story Telling: Reclaiming Our Narratives »This workshop is an exploration of the role of story-telling in shaping the understanding of diverse communities by mainstream society. Reflections on the mainstream narrative of Islam and Muslims, and a discussion around ways to offer a narrative that is more conducive to reflect positive experiences of Muslims living in Canada, with a specific focus on normalizing the hijab by associating it with the struggle for human rights and civil liberties. >>Help me Help us to Help them. Islamophobia wins when good people do nothing. Share this content. Thanks for watching. Hope to see you soon. Good bye.
With the passing decades the Muslim community is increasingly shaping & enriching the Western world. In March of 2017 the Canadian parliament passed a landmark anti-Islamophobia motion. This monumental initiative calls on the government to ‘quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear’. This monumental undertaking was spearheaded by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid. Canada and America both have thriving, vibrant Muslim communities that are contributing to multiculturalism, diversity and cultural values. The numbers below reflect the continuous yearly progression that Islam is making in America.
2018: 57 Muslims elected to office
2019: 49 Muslims elected to office
2020: 62 Muslims elected to office
2020 preliminary statistics: (awaiting certifications of elections) Congress: 22 candidates, 14 states ran; 5 in general election; 3 won re-election: Omar Ilhan, Rasida Tlaib, and Andre Carson.
Ilhan serves on the House Foreign Relations Committee and Carson on the House Intelligence Committee.
13 Muslims won municipal seats.
48 ran in 22 states for state legislatures; 22 won.
16 ran in 10 states for county seats; 6 won.
35 ran in 5 states for school committees/boards; 12 won.
6 ran for judiciary; 4 won.
MPOWER CHANGE: largest Muslim-led social and racial justice organization in the US. Director: Linda Sarsour (mentor: Siraj Wahhaj, the father of the man with the same who was training children in the New Mexico desert compound to conduct mass shootings at schools)
CAIR: Muslim advocacy organization focused on protecting civil rights, enhancing understanding of Islam, promoting justice, and empowering Muslims.
JETPAC: Trains Muslims to run for office and funds their campaigns.