Friday, May 2 | 6:30pm | 2345 Harris Way, San Jose
You are all cordially invited with your family and friends along with all the Community members to the monthly SBIA Family Night Educational & Social program and dinner as per the following:
7:30 Presentation 1,
8:15 Presentation 2,
Topic – 1: Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA)
Speaker: Aamir Rasheed and Zainab Khan, MYNA NorCal Committee members
Aamir Rasheed and Zainab Khan will be making this PowerPoint presentation. Aamir Rasheed is the General Chair for the NorCal Region of MYNA. He is a senior at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont and plans to major in computer engineering at UCSD. Aamir is into track and field, soccer teams, reading science fiction, building apps, and riding his unicycle. Zainab Khan is the MYNA NorCal commissary chair. She is a sophomore at Irvington High School in Fremont. Zainab is into playing Badminton & Volleyball, baking, reading, designing mendhi (henna), and is currently torn between becoming a doctor or lawyer. This presentation is to inform the general public about MYNA and to garner interest for the reason of promoting interest, especially 12-18 years as that is the audience we are targeting. Registration does fill up fast, and anyone who is interested should email either Juveriyah Salat at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the president Aamir Rasheed at email@example.com. Hopefully, by being there at SBIA Family Night, we hope to get people signed up to go to the MYNA camp, and we are always looking for sponsors. MYNA website is www.myna.us
Topic – 2: Advancing the Community through Service Work (Timelist)
Speakers: Yusef-Andre Wiley, Director and Co-founder of the Timelist Group.
Micheal Taahir Prather, Assist. Director and Co-founder of the Timelist Group.
Yusef Andre Lovell Wiley was born in 1969 and raised in Los Angeles, California, in a Christian household. At the age of 13, Andre started associating with gang members. Andre later became Muslim, taking on the name "Yusef", and it was his Islam that took him away from the destructive lifestyle of the gangs and to a more purposeful, honorable way of living. Yusef has now been working for many years to end gang violence through intervention programs and developing outreach classes for those incarcerated as well as the community here in the state of California under the Timelist Group. Michael Taahir Prather was born in Atlanta Georgia and moved to So. Cal when he was only 8 years old. Raised in a single parent home ended up in gangs around Los Angeles Long Beach area. He was later arrested and sent to prison. During his stay in prison he embraced Islam and took on the name Taahir. As a result of his reform during incarceration, Taahir was released after serving 28 years in the California prison system and now serves the community through the Timelist Group program. In this presentation, Br. Yusef and Br. Michael will address the following important aspect of our community: With the increasing problem of school violence, youth disobedience towards parents, peer pressure, disruptive peer groups and substance abuse in the community, there is an urgent need to develop and offer more services to the community that addresses these issues. With the signing into law AB-109 to reduce the jail and prison population in the state of California, communities have to prepare themselves to receive ex-felons to their communities. Hence, the Muslims are not insulated from this current crisis. Timelist Group Website: http://timelistgroup.org