22Jul Muslim Nonprofit Leadership Conference – NY 2017

Muslim Nonprofit Leadership Conference – NY 2017

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Saturday, July 22, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
IBN SINA Center 46-01 20th Ave Astoria, Queens, NY 11105

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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

  • Shari Crittendon

  • Sarrah Buageila

  • Khalil Meek

  • Samuel Cole

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.

Project Manager, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding      

Sarrah Buageila is the Project Manager for ISPU’s Research Department. Sarrah spent 11 years at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan where she has worked as an Interviewer, Research Assistant, and Project Manager within the Project Design and Management Group. She primarily worked on the National Survey of Family Growth, a study of the National Center for Health Statistics. Sarrah has co-authored papers for the International Field Directors and Technologies Conference and the American Association for Public Opinion Research Conference. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and has completed graduate work toward a Master of Liberal Arts in American Studies.

Executive Director, Muslim Legal Fund of America

Khalil Meek is Executive Director of the Muslim Legal Fund of America, which is the only American Muslim National Nonprofit Legal Fund dedicated to defending Muslims’ constitutional rights. As head of MLFA, Mr. Meek is leading the struggle against anti-Muslim injustice in American courtrooms. He has traveled to hundreds of communities across the country to inform audiences about constitutional issues impacting Muslims in America.

His speaking engagements also include Harvard Law School, ABC, Fox News, CNN, NPR, Democracy Now, BBC, and Al-Jazeera. Although not a lawyer, Mr. Meek studies the impact of national security laws, regulations, and law enforcement tactics on the American Muslim community. He was instrumental in developing the vision for MLFA to launch Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America. Founded in 2014, it is the only Muslim non-profit law center in the United States of America that is led by senior level attorneys.

Research Fellow, Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America

Sam Cole graduated magna cum laude from SMU Dedman School of Law in May 2016. He received his BA from Baylor University where he studied Philosophy and Classics. During law school, he volunteered with the Innocence Project of Texas and has worked as a brief writer for the law firm Cole, Easley, Sciba & Williams. He has also worked as a volunteer intern with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. During the spring semester of 2016, he served as a judicial extern at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He was also an Executive Editor for the SMU Science and Technology Law Review, which published two of his articles. He was also inducted into the Order of the Coif honor society.


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.

Please register for this important event today. Registration form is below. 

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Jul 22, 2017 08:30 AM
Jul 22, 2017 06:00 PM
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