On Saturday, March 11, Muslim male youth from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association ( AMYA ) USA will hold the inaugural "National #MeetAMuslim Day." AMYA USA participants from at least 50 cities and 120 locations will stand in public spaces holding signs stating "I'm a Muslim, ask me anything" and "Meet a Muslim."
"Pew reports that 62% of Americans don't know a Muslim," said Dr. Bilal Rana, President of AMYA USA, "and our #MeetAMuslim campaign strives to change this by getting out in our local communities and answering questions people have about Islam. Our youth are working to actively promote peace and dialogue, and to clarify misconceptions about Islam and Muslims."
AMYA USA's national leadership and local participants across 50 cities are available for interviews. Follow the campaign online at #MeetAMuslim. For more information, including specific #MeetAMuslim event times and locations, visit www.meetamuslim.us .
About Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association:
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association ( AMYA ) is a nationwide youth group that works with young Muslim men and boys around the country. The association serves as the young men and boys auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Officially established in the United States in 1939, AMYA is one of the earliest Muslim Youth organizations in the United States.
AMYA is a dynamic and vibrant association serving not only the needs of its members but of its local communities and nation. The association is comprised of nearly 5,000 men and boys aged 7 to 40, spread across 70 local chapters. Previous members of AMYA include Grammy Award winning artists and Pulitzer Prize winning journalists. AMYA is headquartered in Silver Spring, MD.