CAMP-Chicago January Kick Off Dinner

Date: Jan 25, 2013 18:30:00 to 22:30
Location: Reza's, 432 W. Ontario Ave, Chicago, IL
Ticket Cost: $35 - General Admission I until Jan 20
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Becoming the Muslim Protagonist: Changing the Narrative by Telling Our Stories

CAMP-Chicago is kicking off the 2013 new year with the 4th Annual Kickoff Networking Dinner.  Meet the CAMP-Chicago officers, learn about upcoming events and network with other Muslim professionals.  This year's dinner will be held at Reza's in downtown Chicago.

We welcome guest speaker, Wajahat Ali, a playwright, attorney, essayist, humorist, consultant and researcher.  His award winning play, The Domestic Crusaders, was published by McSweeney's.  He is the lead author of the investigative report Fear Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America published by the Center for American Progress.  He is the co-editor of the acclaimed anthology All American: 45 Men on Being Muslim.  Read more about Wajahat's many accomplishments below.

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  • Date: Friday, January 25, 2013
  • Time: 6:30-10:30 P.M.
  • Location: Reza's, 432 W. Ontario Ave, Chicago, IL


  • $30 Early Bird - Until Dec 23, 2012
  • $35 General Admission I - Dec 24 - Jan 20
  • $40 General Admission II - Jan 21- Jan 24
  • $45 Door Rate - Jan 25 (If Available)

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Wajahat Ali's essays and commentaries have appeared in The Guardian, Salon, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post and other outlets. Ali's first short story, Ramadan Blues, was published in the anthology Pow Wow alongside original works by Langston Hughes, Benjamin Franklin, and Mark Twain.

Ali has consulted the U.S. State Department, McSweeney's, Voice of Witness, U.C. Berkeley and other organizations regarding Muslim issues. In 2012, Ali was honored by the State Department as a Generation Change Leader and invited to speak alongside Sec of State Clinton at the State Department's Annual Eid Dinner. In 2008, the State Department honored Ali as an "An Influential Muslim American Artist." In 2009, he was named a "Muslim Leader of Tomorrow" for his journalism work and invited to participate in the 2009 "Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow" conference in Doha, Qatar. The same year, he received Muslim Public Affairs Council's prestigious "Emerging Muslim American Artist" recognition and was cited as a "Young American Muslim Leader" by the Center for American Progress.

He is currently working on a TV pilot with Pulitzer nominated author Dave Eggers and writing his first movie screenplay with filmmaker Josh Seftel ("War Inc."). He blogs at GOATMILK.

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