Understanding Islam


****Our special guest speaker is Ms. Janan Najeeb****


Janan Najeeb, wife and mother of five, is a founding member and the current President of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition and has been a spokeswoman for Milwaukee’s Muslim community to media outlets, government officials, interfaith leaders, academic institutions, hospitals, and a wide range of community groups.


A microbiologist by profession (UW-Milwaukee), Ms. Najeeb left her career because of the tremendous need to bridge the gap between the erroneous perception of Islam and Muslims in society and the actual beliefs and practices of the vast majority of the world’s Muslims.


She serves on many committees and community boards as well as being an adjunct professor at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, teaching the Religious Culture of Islam. She also directs the new Islamic Resource Center on the south side of Milwaukee. In 2015, she founded the first Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival.


Ms. Najeeb is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including the International Institute of Wisconsin’s World Citizen Award, The Wisconsin Community Fund’s Grantee of the Year Award, CAIR’s (Council on American Islamic Relations) national award for activism, ACLU’s Special Recognition Award, as well as being named by Wisconsin Woman Magazine as a Leader Making a Difference.

Sponsored by:

Southwest Regional Democratic Organization

Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition

Citizen's Coalition 



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