MPAC's I Am Change Seminar at RCM

Nov. 1, 2014, 2 p.m.

Classes & Workshops

345 Market Place, Roswell, GA 30075, USA

Event Description

Join us at RCM for a presentation by Saif Inam and Haris Tarin from MPAC. We are especially excited to be hosting Haris as he is the Director of the Washington DC office for MPAC.

This three hour seminar will be packed with information on how to effectively engage and work with government, both locally and federally. In these three hours, Saif and Haris will provide:

-Inspiring knowledge on how to promote civic engagement from an Islamic perspective with members of your community

-A deeper understanding of how local, state and federal government works and your role in advocating at each level

-Practical skills in how to talk about the issues you care about with public officials and the media

-Energizing examples of Muslim Americans who are successfully working for change every single day, and making a difference

Check out a trailer for the event here:

The event is free of charge and we look forward to seeing everyone there!


Haris Tarin:

Haris Tarin is currently the Director of the Washington DC office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). He was raised and educated in Southern California where he received his undergraduate education and is currently pursuing his graduate work in Washington DC.
In his capacity as the DC Director of MPAC he engages various agencies within government including the White House, Department of Justice, State Department, Department of Homeland Security and offices on Capitol Hill. Haris was among three leading young Americans President Barack Obama called in a one of its kind discussion on public policy issues; the President called and then met with Haris, specifically to discuss policies pertaining to national security, countering violent extremism, the American Muslim community and civic engagement. Haris has been published in various national and international publications including the LA Times, CNN, Washington Post and has a regular column on the Huffington Post. He has spoken at various domestic and international conferences and media outlets on topics such as National Security, Islam and governance, US-Muslim World Relations, Role of the American Muslim institutions in Policy Formation, Religion and Public Life, and Civic Engagement. Haris is an Ariane de Rothschild Cambridge Fellow and a USC/Georgetown AMCLI Fellow and is also the author of Intro to Muslim America and Rethinking the Redlines: Free Speech, Religious Freedom and Social Change.

Saif Inam:

Saif Inam is MPAC's new Policy Analyst in the Washington, DC, office. He is a native of Atlanta and has lived in DC on-and-off since 2004. He has a bachelor's degree in Business Economics and Public Policy from George Washington University (GWU) and a law degree from Georgia State University. During his time as the president of the MSA at GWU, he led interfaith coalition-building and community development initiatives.
Inam's career experience includes time in both a federal agency and the legislative branch. Along with interning at the Department of the Interior, Inam has worked in both the House and Senate, most currently for civil rights-icon Rep. John Lewis of Georgia.
Inam engages members of Congress and their staff on legislation and current affairs, organizes briefings on various domestic and foreign policy issues for the Capitol Hill community, and creates memos and policy papers for policy-makers.

Edit This Event Last Edited By: Shahrukh Arif on Oct. 24, 2014, 10:11 a.m.