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Slam the Islamophobia

Emerald Project presents the second annual Slam the Islamophobia: a night of poetry, prose, and art performances to empower Muslim youth in Utah. As Muslim youth, our voices and experiences are often erased from mainstream conversations on identity. Come support young Muslims as they share their diverse stories and passions through poetry and other art forms!

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Upcoming Events

  • Slam the Islamophobia

    Emerald Project presents the second annual Slam the Islamophobia: a night of poetry, prose, and art performances to empower Muslim youth in Utah. As Muslim youth, our voices and experiences are often erased from mainstream conversations on identity. Come support young Muslims as they share their diverse stories and passions through poetry and other art forms!

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  • Muslim Youth Conference

    Emerald Project is excited to announce its’ first Muslim Youth Conference. This conference will take place in the Spring of 2022 and will include community building, introspective break-out sessions, and notable guest speakers.

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Past Events

  • Black History Month: Rep Andre Carson

    Join us for a special guest this Thursday 2/18 in honor of #BlackHistoryMonth Congressman André Carson of Indiana’s 7th District will be joining us for a conversation on #instagramlive

    Congressman Andre Carson is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Indiana’s 7th congressional district since 2008.

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  • Emerald Project the Last 4 Years: A Reflection with the Founders

    Date: January 20, 2021 6pm Location: Facebook Live & Instagram Live Emerald Project was founded as a reaction to the Muslim Ban. Emerald Project developed a strategy to combat the misinformation that led to the misinformed Muslim Ban that impacted so many. Since 2017 we have engaged thousands of individuals, Muslims and non-Muslims to breakdown the barriers […]

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  • “The Beauty of Your Face” Sahar Mustafah

    Date: January 14, 2021 6pm Location: Zoom Emerald Project is so excited to virtually host author Sahar Mustafa in partnership with the Utah Humanities Center. This event took place on January 14th, 2021. A uniquely American story told in powerful, evocative prose, The Beauty of Your Face navigates a country growing ever more divided. Afaf Rahman, […]

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  • Film Screening: The Judge

    Date: November 7, 2019 6pm Location: Utah Museum of Fine Arts 410 Campus Center Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84112 Join us for a screening of The Judge presented in conjunction with Ummah, an exhibition in the ACME Lab exploring Islam and celebrating local voices. Then, stay for a Q&A with the film’s director Erika Cohn, moderated by […]

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  • Calligraphy Self-Portraits

    Who are you? What do you believe? Explore the ACME Lab exhibition Ummah, and learn how some fellow Utahns express their Islamic identities. Then using the ancient art of calligraphy, consider how you identify and create your own self-portrait using letters and words.

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  • Ummah Exhibition Opening Reception and Talk

    Emerald Project co-founders Satin Tashnizi and Nora Abu-Dan will discuss the origin and mission of their non-profit, The Emerald Project, and how Ummah*, a UMFA ACME Lab exhibition, came together. Created in collaboration with The Emerald Project, Ummah is an exciting, community-focused exhibition that explores the primary tenets of Islam and celebrates the Muslim community in Utah.

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  • Salt Lake City Mayoral Forum

    Emerald Project in partnership with the SLCC Thayne Center hosted 6 mayoral candidates round robin style to talk about issues within the Muslim community, systemic roots to Islamophobia and how we can make Salt Lake City feel like home to Muslims.

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  • Dialogue with the Unitarian Church

    Dr. Chambless invited Emerald Project to the beautiful Unitarian Church to have a conversation about the separation of Islam, Culture and Politics. A variety of topics were discussed from Honor Killings to terrorism ideology. We can’t wait to come back!

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  • Emerald Ambassadors: Slam the Islamophobia

    Emerald Project Ambassadors present: a night of poetry, prose, and art performances to empower Muslim youth in Utah.

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  • Multicultural Iftar at the Bosnian Mosque

    Our very own ambassador Ermina Mustafic represented The Emerald Project in collaboration with the Islamic Society of Bosniaks in Utah is hosting a multicultural youth iftar. This Multicultural Iftar is intended to bring together young Muslims from a variety of cultures. Ramadan is a time we can share with one another and grow together.

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  • Tragedy in New Zealand: Where do we go from here?

    Following the tragedy in New Zealand on March 16th, 2019 where 50 people were shot in a terrorist attack we will be holding a dialogue to reflect on what happened. This dialogue is open to the public. We will use this space to unpack and discuss where we are and how we can move forward together as a community.

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  • Dialogue with Salt Lake Community College

    Emerald Project in collaboration with a Salt Lake Community College Class came together for a conversation on Islam and Islamophobia. The class was able to ask questions based on their own experiences with Muslims as well as dive into more complex topics such as the distinction between Islam, Politics and Culture.

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  • ACME Event: Uncovering the Separation between Islam, Culture, & Politics

    In partnership with Emerald Project, the UMFA is hosting a panel discussion and audience activity that explores the separation of culture, religion, and politics. The diverse panel will answer questions from a moderator about the most pressing problems facing the Muslim community and will then welcome open dialogue from the audience.

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  • Dialogue with the Association of Women Psychologists

    Emerald Project in collaboration with the Association of Women Psychologists came together for an in depth conversation about the fundamentals of Islam and the separation between the religion and culture.

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  • Dialogue with the Utah Transit Authority

    Emerald Project and the Utah Transit Authority came together for a conversation about Muslims using public transportation and law enforcement situations.

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  • Dialogue with the FBI

    Date: July 26, 2017 12pm- 1:30pm Location: Federal Bureau of Investigation 5425 Amelia Earhart Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84116    The Emerald Project in collaboration with the FBI hosted a private event to discuss Islamophobia. This event brought together law enforcement to have an in depth conversation about Muslims, Islam and the misconceptions of […]

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  • 3 Part Series

    The first-ever 3 part event series: “Is Islamophobia Real?” launched Emerald Project in Salt Lake City and brought together Muslims and non-muslims from all over the valley to have a conversation as a community following the introduction of the Muslim Ban.

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