News & Events

National Muslim-Jewish Interfaith Iftar

If you missed the national Muslim-Jewish Interfaith Iftar, you can watch the myriad of accomplished speakers of all faiths joining across time zones and continents to recommit to peace building.


Iftar In a Box!

This Ramadan, AMWEC is working to help those impacted by COVID-19 by delivering complimentary Iftar boxes to our elderly parents and grandparents, who are unable to cook or obtain a meal due to these difficult times.

AMWEC board member Zeba Zebunissa in partnership with Little Dhaka and MD Roton was able to serve the most vulnerable of our community – our elders. 

Want to donate boxes in memory of a loved one, please sign up here.


AMWEC Donates Masks For All

AMWEC has been on the frontlines distributing non-medical fabric masks to individuals, charities and organizations providing for frontline, essential workers and others in need. AMWEC women have been working around the clock, stitching and giving hundreds of masks to people in need. 

American Muslim & Multifaith Women’s Empowerment Council AMWEC is committed to giveaway Donate, non-medical grade fabric face masks to individuals, charities and organizations providing for frontline, essential workers and others in need.

We are safer with a mask.

Email us for one:

Americans are in need and we all have to do our part to help!

Honoring Muslim Heroes Around the Country

AMWEC is hosting a series of webinar honoring those who have been on the front line of the Coronavirus Pandemic. This week AMWEC paid tribute to Dr. Chotani and Radiologist Technician, Naeema Karimi. The guests spoke about their experiences and answered people’s questions. 

 To participate, all you have to do is nominate your hero, write about them and send it off to us!

Muslim-Jewish Interfaith Iftar LIVE

AMWEC and Temple Bat Yahm co hosted their annual Interfaith Iftar. Muslims joined Jews, Christians, Sikhs, Zoroastrians, Bahais, Hindus, Buddhists to break bread and build bridges.  Over 17,000 people participated and the event has been subsequently watched on Youtube by more than 12,000 individuals. Speakers include: Congresswoman Judy Chu and Congresswoman Katie Porter. If you missed the iftar you can watch it here.  

Justice Served! Daniel Pearl’s Killer Re-Arrested

What happens when justice isn’t served? It undermines the foundation of society. It is our duty as human beings to stand up for what is right. Daniel Pearl was a journalist who was brutally murdered by terrorists in Pakistan. His killers were released after strong-arming the local government, but thanks to the efforts of AMWEC’s president, Anila Alia, for reaching out to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, that decision was soon overturned. Justice will only be served if we take action and do what is right. The justice system in every country can be improved and it will only improve if we, the people, will stand up and speak up.

Governor Gavin Newsom’s Faith Leaders Video Conference

It was an honor to attend Governor Gavin Newsom’s Faith Leaders Video Conference On April 14th, 2020.
The meeting as focused on COVID-19 and the measures in place to help Californians cope with the crisis. Governor’s commitment and compassion to serve Californians at this very difficult time is evident in all his and his team’s efforts.
Anila Ali thanked the Governor and prayed for the Governor and first responders, healthcare professionals, and all those who have risked their lives for us. Ali thanked the federal and local government agencies, including LAPD and the FBI, USCIS, for reaching out to the Muslim community. Ali, President of AMWEC, expressed concerns about the community’s fear of regulations governing of Muslim funeral rites and of Pakistanis, Muslims with visitor visas stranded in California. Governor Newsom, assured the community of his commitment and has connected us with a staffer.

Honoring Irvine Teen Hero: Jackie Ni

Jackie Nie, a high school teen, is being honored as an AMWEC Teen Hero! The interview and discussion is by the Muslim-American youth. Join the conversation live: Friday on Facebook live or later: American Muslim & Multifaith Women’s Empowerment Council.

Mental Health & Resources During COVID-19 Livestream

Please join us for our livestream webinar on Facebook, in which we will be discussing mental health during this crisis. Dr. Sabeen Munib will be giving advice on how to stay healthy and productive while under quarantine!

AMWEC is Holding a Second Harvest

Beginning April 15th to the 24th, a single dollar donated will equate to 3 meals for impoverished members of our community. You can help us provide fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, and protein to our neighbors in Orange County who face food insecurity by contributing to the Virtual Food Drive. You CAN make an immediate impact! Every dollar raised through the Virtual Food Drive will be used to buy nutritious foods for our community. AMWEC will match the dollars donated by you all.

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