Bellevue Neighborhoods Forum
A Dialogue with our Muslim Neighbors
Wednesday, March 16, 7 p.m.
Bellevue City Hall Council Chambers, 450 110th Ave. NE
The war on ISIS and homegrown terrorism have placed the issue of public safety at the center of national and local headlines, generating questions about Muslims in the United States.
How has this national conversation impacted the Muslim community in Bellevue?
Meet a panel from our Muslim community who will share their experiences about living on the Eastside. This is an opportunity to listen and ask critical questions of our Muslim neighbors in an environment that fosters respect and a better understanding among all our residents.
Afshan Ejaz has lived on the eastside for ten years. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her two sons. Originally a petroleum engineer she is exploring a career change and is currently a student nurse.
Ahmed Azmy has worked in the tech industry. He is an advocate for the environment and believes in preserving the beauty and natural resources for generations to come.
Ejaz Yusaf arrived in 1994 and has successfully raised four children here. He serves on the Muslim Community Association of Bellevue at the Islamic Center of the Eastside and owns Zebra printing.
Khizer Sheriff operates the Muslim Community Resource Center, a service organization led and managed by community volunteers passionate about helping the less fortunate in our community.
Shaiza Damji has served with the Aga Khan Development Network focusing on the preservation and promotion of culture, economic development, health and education in the U.S. and globally.
Shams Pirbhai has lived in Bellevue since 1979. He operates the International Foods Bazaar grocery store and a restaurant called the International Food Corner in Bellevue.
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