13May Muslim Nonprofit Leadership Conference — Maryland

Muslim Nonprofit Leadership Conference — Maryland

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Saturday, May 13, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Diyanet Center of America: Turkish American Community Center
9704 Good Luck Rd, Lanham, MD 20706

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Muslim Legal Fund of America's Muslim Nonprofit Leadership Conference delivers practical information about laws impacting mosques and other Muslim nonprofit organizations as well as the imams, board members, staff and attorneys who serve them.

The goal of this one-day intensive law conference is to equip Muslim community leaders with the knowledge and resources for successfully navigating the increasingly complicated legal landscape affecting Muslims in America.

Conference Presenters

  • Charles Swift, Esq.

  • Shari Crittendon, Esq.

  • Leo Yu, Esq.

  • Dalia Mogahed

  • Khalil Meek

Director and Counsel, Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America         

Charles Swift is the Director of Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America. He was named by National Law Review as one of the top 100 legal minds in the nation, and he is ranked as one of the top five civil rights attorneys in America. He is a retired Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Following his military career, Charles was a visiting professor and head of the Humanitarian Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia, before leaving to enter private practice in Seattle.

Charles has been a regular contributor on the topics of military and constitutional law for national news programs including MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, NPR, and Fox News. He has received numerous awards for his advocacy, including recognition as a Distinguished Alumnus at Seattle University School of Law, ACLU’s Roger Baldwin Medal for Distinguished Service, and was runner-up for Lawyer of the Year in 2005 as well as being named one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in 2006 by the National Law Journal.

Senior Corporate Counsel, Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America

Attorney Shari Crittendon served as General Counsel for United Negro College Fund, which is the nation’s largest minority education assistance organization and provides operating funds for member historically black colleges and universities as well as scholarships for students at roughly 900 educational institutions. Shari is spearheading CLCMA’s nonprofit legal services division. Her experience managing governance, compliance and other legal issues for UNCF member institutions across the nation will prove invaluable to the American Muslim community.

Research Fellow, Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America     

Leo Yu obtained his J.D. and master degree in law (LL.M) majoring at International Comparative Law from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of law. He also has a law degree from China (LL.B).

After earning his LL.M, Leo worked for Berry Appleman & Leiden, one of the largest immigration firms in the world. He served as an intern for Honorable Sally Montgomery at Dallas County Court in the summer of 2014, and he then served as an extern at U.S. District Court for Northern District in Texas in spring semester of 2015, and he also worked for City Attorney’s Office of McAllen, Texas in the summer of 2015.

Director of Research, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding      

Dalia Mogahed is the Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, where she leads the organization’s pioneering research and thought leadership programs on American Muslims. Mogahed is former Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, where she led the analysis of surveys of Muslim communities worldwide.

With John L. Esposito, she co-authored the book Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think. President Barack Obama appointed Mogahed to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009. She was invited to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about U.S. engagement with Muslim communities. Her 2016 TED talk was named one of the top TED talks that year. She is a frequent expert commentator in global media outlets and international forums. She is also the CEO of Mogahed Consulting.

Executive Director, Muslim Legal Fund of America

Khalil Meek is Executive Director of Muslim Legal Fund of America, which is the national charity leading the struggle against anti-Muslim injustice in American courtrooms. As the organization's executive director, Meek spearheaded the initiatives to grant fund Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America, a nonprofit law firm dedicated to defending the legal rights of American Muslims. He also organized Muslim Nonprofit Leadership Conference, a series of conferences that delivers important information on legal and social challenges facing the Muslim community.


Whether it’s the Muslim ban, immigration delays, watchlists or compliance-related nonprofit shutdowns, American Muslim community leaders face many legal challenges. Understanding these challenges is the first step in safeguarding organizations and the communities they serve.

More than 300 Muslim Nonprofits lost 501c3 status since 2011
Don't let your nonprofit be next!

This is not a "Know Your Rights" seminar.  This leadership conference will cover legal and social issues that directly impact how you operate your non-profit organization.

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May 13, 2017 09:00 AM
May 13, 2017 06:00 PM
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(972) 331-9021


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9704 Good Luck Rd, Lanham, MD 20706
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