Defending the Defenders
A March 2nd Event

Stand in solidarity with those courageously battling injustice.
Join us as we unite to defend the defenders.

In a world where the defenders of the oppressed are vilified, MLFA proudly presents Defending the Defenders – a night dedicated to uplifting those who courageously speak out against injustice.

Muslim Legal Fund of America proudly presents an unforgettable event featuring renowned scholar and presidential hopeful, Dr. Cornel West, alongside the esteemed Senator Nina Turner.

GUEST SPEAKERS


DR. CORNEL WEST

Professor, Philosopher, Author, Activist

SENATOR NINA TURNER

Founder, We are Somebody

ARSHIA ALI-KHAN

CEO Muslim Legal Fund of America

Chelsea Glover

Civil Litigation Senior Staff Attorney, MLFA

BASHEER JONES

Author, Motivational Speaker, Activist

Imam Muhammad Abdullah

Mukashfi Institute of America and Dallas Masjid of Al-Islam

Defending the Defenders is a call to action in the fight against systemic oppression. Dr. Cornel West embodies the spirit of fearless advocacy, reminding us that true greatness emerges from the unwavering commitment to speak truth to power. Throughout her career, Senator Turner has fearlessly used her platform to amplify the voices of the oppressed, advocating for policies that prioritize the needs of communities of color.

Together, our guest speakers will explore the parallels between the struggles of those defending their right to exist and the urgent need to confront Islamophobia in America.

Our mission is clear: to defend those unfairly targeted under the guise of national security, to challenge the status quo, and to uphold the principles of justice and equality for all.

BUY TICKETS

Ticket, sponsorship, and special access options are below.

EVENT DETAILS

March 2, 2024 @ 630 PM

Crystal Banquet
6300 Independence Pkwy Suite B,
Plano, TX 75023

$50

Student Ticket

$65

General Admission

$250

Benefactor Ticket

Meet & Greet our CEO, Board & Speakers Table with Event Gift Bag

$750

General Admission Table

Includes 10 attendees

$1,000

Sponsorship Table

Includes 10 attendees

Sponsorship Tiers

Game Changer $10,000

  • 8 Event Tickets @ Sponsorship Table – Front Row Placement near stage
  • 2 Tickets to CEO table
  • 4 tickets to pre-event meet & greet
  • 1 min video played during Gala*
  • A dedicated sponsor spotlight during the Gala
  • A special recognition in the official event program and MLFA’s website
  • Prominent logo placement on all event materials
  • Exposure through post-event promotional materials
  • Reshare of event content on social media channels when @muslimlegalfund is tagged

Champion $7,000

  • 7 event tickets @ Sponsorship Table – Front Row Placement near stage
  • 2 tickets to pre-event meet & greet
  • Your logo placement on event signage
  • A warm mention during the scheduled program
  • A special recognition in the official event program and MLFA’s website
  • Social media shout-outs in promo and post event materials
  • Reshare of event content on social media channels when @muslimlegalfund is tagged

Advocate $5,000

  • 4 event tickets
  • Your logo placement on select marketing collateral, including event program, invitations and promotional materials
  • Special acknowledgement on MLFA’s website
  • Post-event recognition through our active social media channels
  • Reshare of event content on social media channels when @muslimlegalfund is tagged

Ally $2,500

  • 2 event tickets
  • Your organization will be recognized in the event program,
  • Your logo will take its place on our website as a significant supporter
  • We’ll express our deep appreciation on social media, highlighting your commitment to justice and community empowerment
  • Reshare of event content on social media channels when @muslimlegalfund is tagged

Interested in volunteering for this event? Sign up Here

Thank you to our sponsors