Muslim Youth Leadership Summit 2022

Held July 23-24, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
at Philadelphia Masjid (4700 Wyalusing Ave, Phila, PA 19131)

This weekend long training is the perfect opportunity to enhance your leadership skills, learn the best ways to advocate and organize for issues YOU are passionate about, hear from local professionals currently doing the groundwork, network with other young leaders, and add to your school applications/resume! 

For any questions or comments please reach out to CAIR-Philadelphia Youth Leadership and Advocacy Projects Coordinator Asiyah Jones at

Summit Schedule   📃  Download PDF


9:45 AM

10:00 – 10:45 AM

with Imam Kenneth Nuriddin (Philadelphia Masjid) and Ahmet Tekelioglu, Asiyah Jones, and Zeynep Emanet (CAIR-Philadelphia)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Session 1: Leadership 101
with Charles Barr (gun violence prevention activist), Wafai Dias, Dr. Rashidah Abdul-Khabeer (health equity/human rights activist)

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Session 2: 
Racial Justice
with Sharif El-Mekki (Founder & Director of Center for Black Educator Development and nationally recognized former Principal of Mastery Shoemaker)

1:00 – 2:15 PM
Lunch & Dhuhr

2:30 – 3:30 PM
Session 3: Advocacy Through the Media 
with Aliya Khabir (AZK Communications LLC)

3:30 – 4:30 PM
Session 4: 
Organizing and Advocacy
with Dr. Hirotoshi Nishikawa (Japanese American Citizens League) and Peter Pedemonti (New Sanctuary Movement)


10:00 – 11:30 AM
Session 5: School District Leadership & CAIR-Philadelphia Campaigns
with Ahmet Tekelioglu and Asiyah Jones (CAIR-Philadelphia)

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Session 6: Young Leaders in Muslim History 
with Imam Arqum Rashid (Islamic Society of Central Delaware and & Riwaq Institute)

12:30 – 2:00 PM
Lunch and Dhuhr 

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Session 7: Diversity/Inclusion/Education: Conflict to Communication
with Dr. Quaiser Abdullah (Statera Coaching and Quba Institute)

3:00 – 4:00 PM
Session 8: Discovering your Passion – Storytelling/Spoken Word 
with Imam Idris Abdul-Zahir (Masjidullah), Sarah Baig (spoken word artist) and Abhar Nissar (Kashmir activist)

4:00 – 4:30 PM
Debrief and Thank You