Muslims Leaders Convene in Dallas for National Leadership Conference

Attorneys and subject matter experts delivered more than 20 hours of lectures on laws impacting Muslim nonprofit work in America.

DALLAS (October 6, 2017) – This past weekend, more than a hundred Muslim leaders from 15 states participated in the 2017 National Muslim Nonprofit Leadership Conference organized by Muslim Legal Fund of America, a constitutional rights organization, at the Hyatt Regency in DFW International Airport.

The three-day law conference was designed specifically for imams, mosque boards, nonprofit executives and Muslim philanthropists with an interest in being better informed about laws impacted their work and the communities they serve. Last year’s conference included tracks for imams and mosque boards. This year’s conference added nonprofit and donor tracks with sessions addressing unique challenges they face.

Attorneys from Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America, a nonprofit law firm funded through a grant from MLFA, presented the bulk of the sessions. Other presenters included Dr. Hind Jarrah of Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation and Hind Makki with Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.

“Whether it’s the travel ban, bias application of zoning laws or best practices for international giving, our community is invested in understanding how new laws affect the Muslim community,” said Khalil Meek, executive director of MLFA. “This law conference provides the information our community leaders need to help them in navigating the complicated and ever-changing legal landscape in America.”

The national conference is the flagship conference for MLFA’s multi-city series of one-day conferences for local communities across the nation. The Fund’s next metro area conference is scheduled for October 28 in Raleigh, NC.

About Muslim Legal Fund of America

Muslim Legal Fund of America is a national nonprofit charity that funds projects to defend constitutional rights in America. Established in 2001, MLFA has defended freedom of speech, freedom of religion, right to a fair trial, right to an attorney, due process of law and other constitutional rights.