The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), established in 1968, is an inclusive, diverse Muslim grassroots organization, that aims to better the lives of both Muslim and non-Muslim Americans through various initiatives in education, outreach, interfaith, social services and community development.
Some recent examples of ICNA work include partnerships with FEMA, the American Red Cross and Catholic Charities in various disaster hit areas of the US. By focusing on self-development, education, outreach and social services, ICNA has cemented its place as a leading grassroots organization in the American Muslim community.
This year, ICNA, along with its partner organization Muslim American Society (MAS), is holding its 40th Annual Convention at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland during Memorial Day Weekend. Over the years, the convention has become one of the largest gatherings of American Muslims with a regular attendance of 20,000 or more people. It includes talks and seminars by some of American's premier Muslim and Interfaith speakers, a parallel youth conference focusing on the issues that young men and women have to face growing up as Americans, fun activities for kids of all ages, a midnight basketball tournament, a bazaar that includes hundreds of vendors selling a broad range of goods and services, and much more.
More information can be found at http://www.icna.org.
Convention Website: http://www.icnaconvention.org
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