All-American:  45 Men on Being Muslim
14th & V | Langston | June 06,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us in an engaging and fun discussion that will be streamed on the web about what it’s like to be a Muslim man in America. This new book ,All American: 45 Men On Being Muslim, edited by Wajahat Ali and Zahra T. Suratwala is a follow up to I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim, and sure to spark your curiosity and challenge stereotypes. Tweet, Facebook or ask Shahed and Mazen questions in person.

Shahed Amanullah currently serves as Senior Advisor for Technology for the Office of the Special Representative to Muslim Communities at the US Department of State, working on digital diplomacy projects for the Special Representative, who reports directly to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Before joining the US State Department, Shahed served as CEO of Halalfire, which produces compelling online content for and market research on global Muslim communities. He founded and served as editor-in-chief of, a leading online newsmagazine focusing on Muslim issues. Together with, the world’s largest guide to Halal restaurants and markets, Halalfire properties serve over 12 million unique users per year, in addition to over 100,000 iPhone app downloads. Shahed was named twice (2009 and 2010) as one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world by Georgetown University and the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Jordan, as well as one of the top 10 most visionary young Muslims by Islamica Magazine (2007). He is the winner of the SXSW Dewey Winburne Award for Community Service (2007).

Mazen Asbahi is an attorney and community organizer based in Chicago and Washington D.C. As an attorney, he practices in the areas of business, healthcare and nonprofit law, counseling a wide variety of clients on transactional and regulatory matters. In addition to his legal practice, Mazen serves as a policy advisor to the Muslim Public Affairs Council and on the boards of the Council of Islamic Organization of Greater Chicago and the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. In addition, Mazen remains active in the Democratic Party and is a co-founder of the National Muslim Democratic Council.

All-American: 45 American Men on Being Muslim is available for pre-order via Teaching For Change's Busboys and Poets Bookstore.

For more information about the book, visit

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