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CANCELLED - GISC Event. Community & Connections: Muslim Entrepreneurs in Metro-Detroit

Multiple Speakers & Panelists
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
12:00-5:00 PM
Rogel Ballroom Michigan Union Map
Unfortunately and due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We will reschedule this event in Fall 2020.

A souk-style event featuring the talent of Muslim entrepreneurs from metro-Detroit. Stop by for panels on marketing strategy, creativity, and community, as well as a chance to chat with local entrepreneurs and purchase their work!

The festival will feature a variety of panels with entrepreneurs such as Misha Euceph, Dearborn Girl, Fares Ksebati, and more. A full list of entrepreneurs can be found below.

Come hear the panels, visit the souk, and meet the talent Metro-Detroit has to offer.

Amal Khalyleh, Henna By Amal.
Amanda Saab, Butter Bear Shop
Chris Blauvelt, LaunchGood Inc
Emmen Ahmed, Emmenjaan
Fares Ksebati, MySwimPro
Hala Besmar,
Jannah Khalil, Jannah intifada
Lena Harbali,
Mahmoud Abuqalbain, Mawtini Dabkeh Troupe/Modern Lens Production/MAQ Construction
Mark Crain, Dream of Detroit
Mohamed Mattar, The Association of Muslim Professionals - Detroit
Noura Ballout, Habibi House
Omar Shiblaq & Ibrahim Awad, Redwood Medical Equipment
Petra Alsoofy, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
Saeed Ebrahim, 19 Drips Coffee and Tea
Sarah Alcodray, Black Box Gallery / Freelance Artist
Shadia Amen, Shadia Amen Photography
Shafiul Alam, First8
Tazeen Ayub & Lu Fuki, Lu Fuki & Divine Providence
Yasmeen Kadouh & Rima Fadlallah, Dearborn Girl
Zarinah El-Amin, Enliven Your Soul / Book Power Publishing / Beautifully Wrapped

Wed, March 25, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Rogel Ballroom, The Michigan Union

This event is free & open to the public, but please RSVP so we can make sure the space accommodates everyone. RSVP here:

Community & Connections is brought to you by the Global Islamic Studies Center and co-sponsored by the Zell Lurie Institute, The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Arab and Muslim American Studies, The Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum, and The Center for South Asian Studies.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this event, please contact us at, we'd be happy to help. As you may know, some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange, so please let us know as soon as you can.
Building: Michigan Union
Event Type: Fair / Festival
Tags: Festival, islam, Middle East Studies, Muslim, Muslim Identity
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Global Islamic Studies Center, International Institute, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Center for South Asian Studies, Arab and Muslim American Studies (AMAS)

The Global Islamic Studies Center organizes a number of public events each year such as lectures, conferences, and films, many in collaboration with other U-M units. Please use our searchable events calendar for information about upcoming programs sponsored by GISC and the Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS).