Building Inclusive Societies: A Local & Global Dialogue Series


“Islam in America”
This panel discussion, hosted by Naperville Central High School teacher Letitia Zwickert on February 10, 2017 in the Naperville Central High School’s auditorium.

A panel discussion with:

  • Imam Sheikh Rizwan Ali – Islamic Center of Naperville
  • Shiraz Hajiani – Adjunct Professor of Islam, North Central College and PhD student, University of Chicago
  • Youssef Mekawy – North Central MSA President
  • MSA high school student representatives from Naperville Central and Naperville North High Schools
  • Moderated by Lynne Meyer,, Interfaith Leader, IIT.

This dialogue series brought together high schools, universities and their communities for conversations on pressing global issues that have no borders. By using local university speakers to inform school communities and the public, it allowed for important exchanges to take place across these groups. The series is state-wide in Illinois and reaches overseas to engage communities in other countries around three key issues:

  • February – Islam in America and around the World
  • March – Immigration and Refugees
  • April – Inclusion: Redefining American Identity