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VOA Panel Discussion: Being Young and Muslim in America

The Voice of America invites you to a panel discussion:

Being Young and Muslim in America

What are the social challenges facing Muslim Millennials in the United States? The transition to Western culture has not been difficult for most, but some have resisted and found themselves vulnerable to conflicting points of view, particularly online. We'll explore why.

A question and answer session, hosted by Akmal Dawi, Digital Managing Editor of VOA's Afghanistan Service, will follow the one-hour discussion.

Panelists will include:

Oya Rose Aktas, a recent college graduate of Turkish background living in Washington, D.C​

Mohamed Hussein, Executive Director, Somali American Youth Foundation

Morsal Mohamad, President, Afghan Students Association, The George Washington University

Othman Altalib, Board Member, Adams Center, Washington, DC

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 10:00 - 11:30 am

Please arrive by 9:30 am, as the discussion will begin promptly at 10:00 am


555 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20001

Please enter through the C and 6th street entrance

Please RSVP by 4 pm on Monday, June 27 to: