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ISF’s Eleventh Annual Banquet this October!






Join us on October 5th to celebrate eleven years of support for American Muslim students for increased Muslim involvement in the fields and occupations that make public policy and influence public opinion:

The guest speakers of this evening represent hundreds of Muslim women who have dedicated their life to serving the community, protecting our civil rights and ensuring equal representation in all walks of life, including politics.

What: ISF’s Eleventh Annual Banquet
When: Saturday, October 5th, 2019, 4:30 pm-9:00 pm
Where: Pullman San Francisco Bay
223 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City, CA 94065

Mehdi Hasan – Mehdi Hasan is an award-winning British journalist, broadcaster, author and political commentator. He is the presenter of both UpFront (filmed in Washington DC) and Head to Head (filmed at the Oxford Union).  He moved to Al Jazeera from the Huffington Post UK where he was political director. He has been named one of the 100 ‘most influential’ Britons on Twitter, and was included in the annual global list of ‘The 500 Most Influential Muslims’ in the world (‘The Muslim 500’).  His debate-winning speech at the Oxford Union on Islam and peace went viral online, amassing more than two million views.  Mehdi is also the author of two books – a biography of former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband and an e-book on debt and the financial crisis.

Zainab Khan – Zainab is an Audience Strategy Editor at The New York Times, responsible for on- and off-platform audience strategy across the video department. Previously, she was a Social Content Editor at AJ+. She is a member of the Board of Advisors of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and graduated from its Multimedia Journalism program in 2016. Zainab received her BA in History from Wesleyan University. She is a recipient of an ISF scholarship and an active member of the ISF community.

Yasmin Nouh – Yasmin has worked as a video producer at Gizmodo Media Group (GMG) where she shot, scripted and edited videos for Gizmodo, The Root, Splinter, Lifehacker and other GMG news properties. Yasmin has worked on breaking news and feature stories ranging from the intersection of privacy and technology to racial justice to social issues. Before that, she was a digital producer at Fusion where she produced video stories on national politics, social justice, religion, immigration and local and global diaspora communities. She has worked for various news outlets including HuffPost, CNN, Orange County Weekly and KPCC, the National Public Radio affiliate of Los Angeles. Yasmin graduated from the University of California, Irvine and received her Master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School.


Sawsan Morrar-  Sawsan Morrar is a multimedia journalist, and is the school accountability and culture reporter at The Sacramento Bee. She covers K-12 and college education. She earned her masters at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She earned her undergraduate degree at UC Davis, where she majored in International Relations, and earned minors in Middle East South Asia Studies and Communication.  Her work has been published in The Washington Post, Vice, KQED. She is a grantee for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner as a scholarship recipient.

Nesima Aberra – Nesima Aberra is a writer and audience engagement editor at The Atlantic. Her past experience includes the Center for Public Integrity, Vox.com, and Everyday Feminism. Nesima is a graduate of Arizona State University and American University in Washington D.C. In her spare time, she writes poetry, is working on a novel, and organizes community-based storytelling and arts initiatives.

For more information to volunteer or to sponsor the event, please contact Somayeh Nikooei at contact@IslamicScholarshipFund.org

*Childcare by Ramadan Play Group (sign up via ticket link)






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If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Salma Abdulkader at contact@islamicscholarshipfund.org