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welcome


Share A Meal

Take A Journey

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welcome


Share A Meal

Take A Journey

 

Sit together

Eat With Muslims is an organization committed to building bridges between people of different cultures and faiths by bringing them together in comfortable setting to foster an open dialogue. This project is designed to give the American Muslim community the chance to reach out and take charge of their narrative. We believe that eating together and sharing our stories is what will strengthen and enrich our country and its values.

 

Unity is Strength, Division is Weakness-Swahili Proverb

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Eat Together


Get To Know One Another

Eat Together


Get To Know One Another

Eat With Muslims is a non profit Web series that hosts dinners with Muslim families and their neighbors of other faiths and ethnicities. We facilitate a comfortable atmosphere for people to come together eat and chat. This will allow neighbors to talk openly about their perceptions of one another should they choose to do so, but most of all, people will come to know one another by sharing their stories. The dinners will be filmed and uploaded as a web series that can be shared across the country.

 

The videos of each gathering will be available at YouTube and other social media platforms each week. We are hoping to attract a diverse audience to our program but most of all, Eat With Muslims will give Muslim Americans the chance to tell their own stories and reach out to their fellow Americans. We would like to share other gatherings across the United States. We hope this can turn into a movement that allows people to come together, ask questions about Islam in an open and honest environment.

This is not the time retreat to hate, and the only way to counter hate is to get to know one another.

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Who We Are


 

 

Who We Are


 

 

Fathia Absie is a Somali American writer and filmmaker. She is a former Voice of America broadcaster. Ms. Absie was a social worker before she decided to pursue a life-long dream of storytelling.

Ms. Absie's first film is Broken Dreams, a documentary that explores the collective outcry against the recruitment of the Somali youth in Minnesota by religious fanatics. The case brought unwanted attention from the U.S. government to the Somali community in Minnesota and around the country. Following the disappearances of the young Somali men, the FBI launched the largest US counterterrorism investigation since the 9/11 tragedy.

Her second film is a narrative called The Lobby, a story about friendship and cultural differences. In 2014, Absie also published the graphic novel The Imperceptible Peacemaker, through the CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. An allegory on vigilante justice, its superhero protagonist and a tech billionaire creates a suit that gives him the ability to become an invisible force for good, fighting tyranny and injustice around the world. Ms. Absie also worked with Twin Cities PBS where she hosted countless programs and the documentary,  Giving Thanks!  
 

Ilays Aden is also a Somali American who has lived in Washington D.C. and Seattle. She attended University of Washington, where she studied Economics and African Studies, and American University for law school. She has been an advocate for immigrants and asylum seekers from all different backgrounds. She wants to continue her fight for social justice and equality.