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KARAMAH Files Amicus Curiae in Trump v. Hawaii.

On September 15, 2017, KARAMAH filed anamicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in the case Trump v. Hawaii(consolidated with Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project). KARAMAH submitted this brief to assist the Court in understanding the severe and detrimental effect Executive Order 13,780 has on women and children, who make […]

KARAMAH Inaugurates the Executive Session of LLSP

KARAMAH is pleased to announce that in 2017, we introduced our first ever executive session (“ES”) in honor of our fifteenth Law and Leadership Summer Program. While KARAMAH’s three-week LLSP has been well attended and has graduated over three hundred alumnae, KARAMAH wanted to adapt the program to reach more Muslim women leaders. Because of […]

KARAMAH Participates in the Department of Justice’s Hate Crimes Summit

It is undeniable that anti-Muslim sentiment is on the rise and is resulting in heightened bias related incidents and purported hate crimes. It is also clear that anti-Muslim sentiment is an intersectional issue, disproportionately impacting Muslim women and particularly Muslim women of color. KARAMAH participated in the Department of Justice’s Hate Crimes Summit today calling […]

The Honorable Zakia Mahasa Speaks at KARAMAH

Last week, KARAMAH hosted its annual iftaar. Elected officials, lawyers, and esteemed members of our community came together to embrace the tranquility and spirituality of this blessed month of Ramadan. KARAMAH was privileged to host the honorable Zakia Mahasa as our keynote speaker. Judge Mahasa serves the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court in Baltimore, […]

KARAMAH Participates in Shoulder to Shoulder Interfaith Iftar

On June 12, 2017, KARAMAH attended “Ramadan in America: An Iftar Celebrating Muslims, Refugees, and Welcoming Communities.” This iftar was organized by the interfaith organization Shoulder to Shoulder, a coalition dedicated to ending anti-Muslim sentiment. KARAMAH’s Executive Director, Aisha Rahman served as a member of the discussion panel. She was joined by Mohammad Zafar, an Afghani refugee, Makkah […]