Post-Election Forum for Austin Muslims

Post-Election Forum for Austin Muslims – Finding the Light

Are you a Muslim struggling with post-election uncertainty, fear, or anxiety?  Perhaps you are looking for reassurance and an opportunity to connect with your community?  You may be wondering what do we need to do or where do we even start to create positive change?

If so, we invite you to attend the Post-Election Forum for Austin Muslims: Finding the Light.

The first meeting is on Saturday, December 10 from 10 am – 2:30 pm.  REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE –>

This initial meeting will focus on 3 things:

  1. Securing stability and offering reassurance to Muslims in Austin
  2. Providing a safe and open forum for attendees to engage in emotional processing
  3. Understanding the needs of our community and setting forth a plan to help you get involved in creating positive change


Several leaders from the Austin community will be joining us at this event:

  • Steve Adler – Mayor of Austin, TX
  • Greg Casar – Council Member of Austin District 4
  • Dr Paul Cruz – Superintendent Austin Independent School District (AISD)
  • Yasmin Wagner – AISD Board of Trustees, Distsrict 7
  • Dr Jim Rigby – Minisiter, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
  • Rabbi Neil Blumofe – Congregation Agudas Achim (attending in spirit, observing Shabbat)
  • Shaikh Yassir Fazaga – Islamic Center of Brushy Creek
  • Shaikh Umer – Nueces Mosque

This forum is open to anyone who identifies as a Muslim and will be fully inclusive to the diversity found in our community. Refugee Family Support will be providing live translation services during our event. Many thanks to the Austin Independent School District for allowing us use of their facilities and resources.

We will also have a youth program run by licensed professionals to facilitate discussion for our youth, helping them address any struggles they are facing. Babysitting and lunch options are available for a small fee. We can make both available for free to anyone who qualifies. Please email an organizer if you need help –

This event has has been put together by independent community members in collaboration with the following organizations and institutions: Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee, Austin Muslim Civic Ambassadors, Austin Peace Academy, Baitul Muqeet Mosque, Council on American-Islamic Relations – Austin, East Austin Community of Al Islam, Interfaith Action of Central Texas, Islamic Ahlul Bayt Association of Austin, Islamic Center of Brushy Creek, Islamic Community of Greater Austin, Muslim Connection Austin, Muslim Youth of North America – Austin, North Austin Muslim Community Center, Nueces Mosque, Texas Impact

If your Muslim masjid or organization is not listed here, or you have an organization that supports the needs of the Muslim community, we invite you to join the Forum for Austin Muslims. Please contact an organizer –

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