Sunday, December 3, 2017 (All day)
300 Wellesley Ave, Wellesley, MA 02481, USA
Please join us for Jetpac's 2nd Annual Winter Fundraising Banquet at the Wellesley Country Club on the evening of December 3rd. We cordially invite you to this exciting event as we celebrate aspiring American-Muslim candidates and share more about how Jetpac’s work is preparing them for their political runs. Special presentations by Jetpac President and Founder Nadeem Mazen, Vice-President of ISNA Dr. Altaf Husain, and more! This is a plated dinner, and we are recommending formal attire. The venue's dress code can be found here: https://jetp.ac/2zfq4y2 Parking is available. Childcare will be provided. Price per ticket: $65 adults 16+ (please choose menu option on purchase of ticket), $30 children aged 3 - 15. Jetpac is a 501(c)(3) registered charity. Please consider making a tax deductible donation if you are unable to attend. Speaker Bios: Nadeem Mazen graduated from MIT with a degree in mechanical engineering. He founded two small creative businesses in Cambridge, MA - a makerspace and an animation agency. In 2013 he ran for Cambridge City Council, winning by just 6 votes, and becoming the first Muslim elected official in the state. In 2015, he ran again and won the most votes out of any candidate. With this momentum and successful experience, he founded Jetpac, a nonprofit organization dedicated to training minorities and underrepresented groups to organize in their own communities and hopefully run for office themselves. He believes this type of community engagement is the heart of our democracy. Altaf Husain is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and a double alumnus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, having earned his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and his M.S. in Social Work. He received his Ph.D. in Social Work from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Husain's research interests include the mental health and integration of immigrant and refugee families, and especially Muslim adolescents, in the United States. He serves as Vice President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Vice President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and an advisory board member of the Peaceful Families Project -dedicated to the prevention of domestic violence. His past service to the community includes serving as a two-term national president of the Muslim Students Association (MSA National) and an executive committee member of the Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA). Dr. Husain lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and their children.