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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.Cā€‹

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:

Featuring Remarks by:

Amanda Bennett, Director, VOA

Dr. Elez Biberaj, Director, Eurasia Division, VOA

Aram Vanetsyan and Inesa Mkhitaryan, Armenian Service, VOA

The Honorable Richard Mills, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia (video)

His Excellency Grigor Hovhannisyan, Ambassador of Armenia to the United States

Aram Hamparian, Executive Director, Armenian National Committee of America, Washington Office

Bryan Ardouny, Executive Director, Armenian Assembly of America

Araxie Vann, former Chief, Armenian Service, VOA

Friday, June 24, 2016 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Voice of America - Cohen Building

Briefing Room #1528A

330 Independence Ave SW

Washington, D.C. 20237

(Enter through the C St. entrance)

Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 22 to:

Photo ID is required. The Department of Homeland Security requires a U.S. issued driver's license or a U.S./foreign passport for entry to a federal facility.

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