Muslim Youth Leadership Summit Summer Session 2023

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 on-the-ground work, network with other young leaders, and add to your school applications/resume! 

This training was held on August 19th and August 20th, 2023, at Friends Center in Philadelphia.

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



9:30 AM: Arrival/Check-in

10:00 – 10:45 AM: Welcome & Ice Breaker
With CAIR-Philadelphia

10:45 AM – 11:45 PM
Session 1: Leadership in Policy and Advocacy: Lessons from Personal Experiences 
With Representative Madinah Wilson-Anton

12:00 – 1:15 PM
Session 2: Know Your Rights: What Would You Do?
With Timothy Welbeck, Esq., Humna Rub, and Adam Attia, Esq.

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Dhuhr and Lunch
With Tone Trump and Ubayd Rodriguez

2:30 – 3:45 PM
Session 3: State of Your Mental Health
With Durriya Shamsi, MA, MSc, BCBA, LBS

4:00 – 5:15 PM 
Session 4: Critical Race Theory
With Keziah Ridgeway, M.S.Ed


10:00 – 10:15 AM
Welcome & Ice Breaker
With Ahmet Tekelioglu and Asiyah Jones (CAIR-Philadelphia)

10:15 – 11:30 AM
Session 5: Rapid Fire: All You Can Ask- Difficult Questions
With Chaplain Asheq Fazlullah and Chaplain Umar Abdur Rahman

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Session 6: Public Speaking Jeopardy

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Lunch and Dhuhr
With CAIR-Philadelphia

2:30- 3:45 PM
Session 7: Local Organizing
With Lilah Saber (POWER Interfaith) and Jenny Zhang (API-PA), Bappe (Philly Muslim Freedom Fund)

4:00 – 5:15 PM
Session 8: Critical Conversations: Restorative Justice
With McKayla Warwick (Collective Climb)