Consul General Abrar Hashmi recently visited the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center in Atlanta, where he met local leaders from the Ismaili community and toured the Jamatkhana facility. Mr. Hashmi is based at the offices of the Consulate General of Pakistan in Houston, with jurisdiction in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Colorado, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.
In recognition of National Voter Registration Day, a non-partisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy, the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center delivered a program titled, "Community Barriers to Economic Prosperity: a Virtual Town Hall with Stacey Abrams."
As the global community faced unforeseen challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, schools and universities were required to quickly implement remote learning in order to maintain social distancing and other Covid-19 safety protocols.
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The 2020 theme for the International Day of Peace was “Shaping Peace Together,” and the United Nations encouraged citizens around the world to celebrate the day by spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the pandemic.
Shama Sarangi-Virani is on the frontlines of Covid-19 testing. She works as a pharmacy clinical service manager and for the time being, has traded in her pharmacist’s white coat for personal protective equipment.
If you need support from a mental health professional, you can find a mental health provider in your area through the county and state resources listed below available within the Southeast Region.
The Ismaili Council for the Southeastern USA participated in the 2020 National Faith and Blue Weekend, an initiative co-convened by Movement Forward, Inc. (a bridge-building, solutions-focused human and civil rights organization based in Atlanta), and the US Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services. The initiative is supported by nearly every major law enforcement organization across the United States.
“People can make a difference in their own lives if they are given the tools and resources that they need,” Jason Carter, Chairman of The Carter Center.
“At the heart of a democratic ethic is a commitment to a genuine dialogue to achieve a better quality of life even across new barriers of distance and diversity.” Mawlana Hazar Imam, Athens Democracy Forum on the International Day of Democracy, Athens, Greece, 2015.
A nurse practitioner and physician describe their work experiences and emotions during this pandemic.
Representatives of three organizations discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the poor and marginalized, and on development.