Salaams! February was an incredibly busy month for Poligon, as it was for many of you actively engaging in your communities. Take a look at what we've been up to and what's in store for March!
March 18th: Townhall dialogue series
Details: 6:30 – 9:30pm in Washington, D.C.
Poligon will be joining professional organizers to teach the basics of channeling personal experiences into practical action steps in your community. Come prepared to draw from your experiences, recognize your relationships, and realize your power. While the event is tailored for organizing within Muslim communities, allies are always welcome! Click the link to learn more.
In District Week kept us focused on making sure our voice is heard in Congress, both in our home districts and in D.C. To help communities overcome the intimidation and lack of familiarity around Congressional engagement, Poligon put together a handy guide on how to set up an office visit and participate in a town hall meeting.
Poligon joined as a supporter of theFreedom of Religion Act introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA. The legislation was a response to the "Muslim Ban" executive order and seeks to halt the discriminatory act of profiling immigrants, refugees, and international visitors entering the U.S. based on religion.
Check out "Historical Action", our new column discussing how Muslims have historically been politically involved in America. The first post is on Sengbe Pieh (Cinque) and the Amistad Revolt about how a group of African Muslims were kidnapped and shipped to the New World to become slaves. They argued their case to the Supreme Court and won their freedom.
Afif, Nadia, and Wardah