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6/29/17 – Register for the Muslim Youth Expo on September 23

Join us for the 3rd Annual Muslim Youth Expo on September 23, 2017 at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois. This year’s Youth Expo will include lectures, a Career Fair, and Fresh Palettes Art Competition. Halal food vendors, exhibitors, and merchandisers will also be on-site.


WHAT: CIOGC 3rd Annual Muslim Youth Expo
WHEN: Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 12pm-6pm
WHERE: Moraine Valley Community College, Building M, 9000 W College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL 60465
REGISTER: $5 online at MYE2017.eventbrite.com. Tickets will be $10 on-site.
TRANSPORTATION: CIOGC is offering bus transportation. Visit MYE2017.eventbrite.com to reserve a seat!
BOOTHS: For only $50, you can host a booth at the Muslim Youth Expo for your organization or business. Secure a booth at MYE2017.eventbrite.com.
HASHTAGS: Follow #MYE2017 and #WayOfTheBest for all the latest news and information about the Muslim Youth Expo!

View and download the flier for the 2017 Muslim Youth Expo!

The theme of this year’s Youth Expo, “The Way of the Best,” invokes the spirit of excellence as displayed by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), and serves as a focal point for the lectures and discussions to be held throughout the day.

Speakers at this year’s Muslim Youth Expo represent some of Chicago’s finest youth leaders and community activists. They will address a variety of topics including activism, bullying, and women who helped elevate Islam during the time of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The following speakers are confirmed and more are being added! 

• Ustadh Usama Canon, Founding Director of Ta’leef Collective
• Omer Mozaffar, Muslim Chaplain at Loyola University

• Abdul-Malik Ryan, Muslim Chaplain at DePaul University

• Esra Rahima from the Muslim Women’s Alliance (MWA)

• Nareman Taha of Arab American Family Services (AAFS)

• Safaa Zarzour, Superintendent of Universal School

• Dr. Fahad Khan, Clinical & Deputy Director at the Khalil Center

• Dr. Aisha El-Amin, Associate Provost for University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

• Habeeb Quadri, MCC Academy Principal
• Lena Tleib from Zakat Foundation of America 

Participate in the Muslim Youth Expo ‘Fresh Palettes’ Art Competition

Are you a young Muslim artist? Want to showcase your work at the 3rd Annual Muslim Youth Expo on September 23? Then join us for the “Fresh Palettes” Art Competition! There are two categories in which participants can submit their works: Poetry & Spoken Word (a-cappella only, raps and song lyrics are accepted) and Visual Art (painting, drawings, photography, sculptures, engravings). 

Winners of the competition will be recognized at the Muslim Youth Expo and will receive the following prizes: 

1st place receives $200 and two tickets to CIOGC’s Annual Dinner. The winning artwork will be required to be available for display at the CIOGC Annual CommUnity Dinner in November.

2nd place winners will receive a $100 gift card

3rd place winners will receive $75 gift card

Please submit your art pieces to communications@ciogc.org by the deadline of Sunday, September 17, 2017. All contestants must review the rules for the Muslim Youth Expo ‘Fresh Palettes’ Art Competition. 

See the flier for the Muslim Youth Expo ‘Fresh Palettes’ Art Competition! 

Host A Booth at the Muslim Youth Expo

CIOGC would like to invite your organization to participate in the festivities by hosting a booth at our bazaar. Booths are only $50 and will remain on display in the main hall for the entirety of the Expo. Last year, we had a multitude of different booths representing various aspects of the Chicagoland Muslim community, including small businesses, youth groups, non-profit organizations, and independent publications. 

If your organization is interested in hosting a booth, you may apply via our Eventbrite page at mye2017.eventbrite.com. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at (312) 506-0070 or at communications@ciogc.org.