For the People, by the People - How Important Are Your Civic Right to You? - Webinar

April 26, 2017, 7 p.m.

Political Events

Event Description

Join Sisters United in Human Service, Inc in this live webinar event that will provide you with an overview of effective community engagement efforts. We'll focus on mulitple topics including responsible civic engagement and the fundamental rights of each citizen.

The webinar is completely free, and you will have the opportunity to engage with two of the very best leaders in community activism within the Islamic community as they present their extensive work and expertise on civic engagement. Register today! 

Our Presenters:

Edward Ahmed Mitchell, is a Muslim-American attorney and former journalist who serves as Executive Director of CAIR Georgia.  Mitchell previously served as an Assistant Solicitor, prosecuting crime for the City of Atlanta. A Georgia native, Mitchell graduated from Morehouse College and Georgetown University Law Center.

Mitchell, 30, is also an editor of, a member of the Georgia Association of Muslim Lawyers, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta.

Mitchell embraced Islam during his studies at Morehouse College, where he served as captain of the school's Mock Trial Team, president of the Honors Program Club, and editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Maroon Tiger.

During law school, Mitchell won first place in Georgetown Law's annual Trial Advocacy Competition, besting almost 150 other students. He also served as editor-in-chief of The Georgetown Law Weekly and as president of Georgetown's Muslim Law Students Association. Mitchell also taught law to high school students on behalf of the Street Law legal clinic, and represented tenants facing eviction for the DC Law Students in Court legal clinic.

After law school, Mitchell returned to Georgia and served as an Assistant Solicitor for the City of Atlanta. He prosecuted crime for three years before resigning in 2016 to serve as Executive Director of CAIR Georgia, which is working to establish a full-time office dedicated to serving, protecting and advocating for Georgia Muslims.

Imam Mansoor Sabree has long served as a community leader in Atlanta through being a full time imam (religious leader), non-profit director and organizer. For 10 years, Mansoor served as imam and director of the Atlanta Masjid. He recently joined the Inner-city Muslim Action Network (IMAN) team as the Atlanta Regional Community organizer. Mansoor has lectured throughout the United States as well as in West Africa and the Middle East on a range of topics including Islam in America, community development, African American history and social justice. Mansoor is fluent in Arabic and is a fellow of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI) at the University of Southern California.

Webinar Moderator/Facilitator: 

Ikhlas Saleem is the Deputy Director of Digital and Social Media for Education Post. Ikhlas is an experienced researcher and content manager with an interest in simplifying complex topics to increase dialogue and understanding, while extending the boundaries of inclusion in public discourse. Prior to joining Education Post, Ikhlas developed digital and content strategy for legislative campaigns aimed at increasing college affordability and ensuring fair workplaces for women and low-wage workers in Chicago, at Women Employed.

Ikhlas is a graduate of Wellesley College and holds a master’s in theological studies from Harvard University.

Edit This Event Last Edited By: Sisters United in Human Service, Inc on April 11, 2017, 12:43 p.m.