Resourceful Citizenship with Rami Nashashibi at The Francis W. Parker School

November 18, 2019 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join Francis Parker for an evening with social activist Rami Nashashibi who will speak about how the inner, emotional, moral and artistic resources of character strengthen and inform one’s resourceful approach to social action citizenship in a diverse democracy and global community.

Nashashibi is the executive director of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), a community organization that fosters health, wellness and healing in inner-city Chicago by organizing for social change, cultivating the arts and operating a holistic health center. IMAN works towards social justice and human dignity beyond the barriers of religion, ethnicity and nationality. Originally incorporated in 1997, IMAN has since opened a second office in Atlanta to expand its mission.

In addition to more than 20 years working with IMAN, Nashashibi is a 2017 MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellow and a 2019 Opus Prize Laureate. He received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago and has taught courses at various universities, including the Chicago Theological Seminary. President Barack Obama appointed him to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He serves on the board of the Marguerite Casey Foundation and is an advisor to a number of strategic initiatives across the country.

 
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