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Muslims in Chicago: An Oral History

Friday, April 26

The Chicago History Museum is proud to collaborate and cohost the 2019 Muslims in Chicago Listening Party with the Sabeel Center.

Since its inception in 2016, Muslims in Chicago has collected almost one hundred oral history interviews of American Muslims. This endeavor adds to the Museum’s existing collection, gives American Muslims a voice in a public institution, and will result in an exhibition opening in October 2019.

Join us to listen to an audio montage of oral history interviews, as well as participate in a dialogue and discussion with interviewees. Dinner is included.

This event is free to the public, and registration is required. Parking is free and on the premises. Please note that the dress code is business casual.



6:00 p.m. Check-in and refreshments

6:30 p.m. Welcome and introductions:

  • K. Rizwan Kadir, Director, Sabeel Center
  • Peter T. Alter, Director, Studs Terkel Center for Oral History at the Chicago History Museum

6:50 p.m. Video montage (oral histories of the panelists)

7:00 p.m. Introduction of panelists by moderator Mariam Sobh:

  • Omar Northern, Masjid Al-Hafeez, South Side Sufi mosque community, investment professional
  • Yvonne Maffei, CEO of My Halal Kitchen and halal activist
  • Talat Othman, civic leader, philanthropist, former investment professional
  • Syed Abdulrahman, owner and founder of Modern Wall Arts
  • Sadaf Syed, photographer and author of iCover
  • K. Rizwan Kadir

7:20 p.m. Panel discussion

7:50 p.m. Maghrib (evening prayer service for Muslims)

8:05 p.m. Q&A with the audience

8:30–9:30 p.m. Dinner


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26 th

6:00–9:30 p.m.

Event Location

Sabeel Center - Conference Hall (2nd Floor)

8800 Ballard Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016

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