VOICES OF CHANGE,
VOICES OF AMERICA

AMERICAN MUSLIMS ARE FACING A CRISIS OF INTOLERANCE AND MISUNDERSTANDING. THEIR STORIES HAVE OFTEN BEEN BURIED UNDER SENSATIONALISTIC HEADLINES OF TERRORISM, EXTREMISM, AND HATE. IT’S TIME TO DISPEL THE FALSE PERCEPTIONS OF MUSLIM CULTURE.

Voices of Change, Voices of America, is a unique, hands-on storytelling, leadership and media training intensive that seeks to identify, connect, train, and empower 120 diverse, emerging American Muslims to become protagonists of their unique American narrative and dispel the false perceptions surrounding their culture.

ABOUT VOICES OF CHANGE, VOICES OF AMERICA

Thanks to the generous support of the Pillars Fund and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Auburn will equip, train, and connect a network of 120 American Muslim professionals from a variety of fields to become articulate, savvy, and bold ambassadors of their personal narratives.

These emerging American Muslims leaders will be equipped with the strategies and skills to not only survive, but to thrive in the volatile battlefield of anti-Muslim memes, trolling, and bullying. They will learn to anticipate attacks and create and push new narratives that promote the pluralistic vision of America that embraces and accommodates different ethnicities, religions, and political voices.

From victims to change agents, sidekicks to protagonists, suspects to allies, this new community of leaders and spokespeople will shift the culture by creating and controlling their own narrative in a hostile landscape, communicate that narrative throughout their local communities, and amplify it for a national and international audience through social media, radio, print publications, and television.

Applications for this exclusive training program will be accepted on a rolling basis, beginning September 30, 2017 with training to take place in December 2017 in New York City. For more information, email Courtney Weber Hoover at CWHoover@auburnseminary.org.