This year the Youth Retreat was attended by 20 participants and 2 fellows who hailed from various states all over the US including Virginia, Texas, New York, New Jersey, etc. The program featured talks and lectures by prominent Muslims active in public life such as Jihad Williams, former legislative assistant to Congressman Gregory Meeks, Moon Sulfab, President of the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association, Arsalan Suleman, Deputy Special Envoy to the OIC, Jameel Johnson, former Chief of Staff, Congressman Gregory Meeks, Imam Mahdi Bray, National Director of the American Muslim Alliance, Yasmin Taeb, legislative assistant to Congresswoman Karen Bass and others. Other activities during the program included discussion sessions, visits to local mosques and Islamic centers, and to the Capitol Hill. The graduation ceremony took place on Friday, August 8th on Capitol Hill.
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