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MWC DC 2019 Iftar & Open Mic

By: | posted on: May 17, 2019

Date(s) - 05/17/2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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$25 USD
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MWC DC is so excited to have you join our annual iftar and open mic. Come celebrate Ramadan with us by meeting new and old friends, have some laughs, and fill yourself up with soulful stories.

This year’s theme is: Silver Linings.

Poets, musicians and storytellers of all kinds are welcome to share with us at this special event. If you’d like to perform, please sign up using this form:

Your iftar meal is included in the price of your ticket. There are several halal options to choose from in our special menu. Prayer space and time will be available for Maghrib and Isha.

This is a limited seating event and no tickets will be sold at the door in order to make sure we can properly plan ahead for all our guests.

Our guest MC is the great comedian, Yasmin Elhady!

A little background on her: Yasmin Elhady is the daughter of Libyan and Egyptian immigrants, otherwise known as a North African Unicorn. She was born in Egypt and came to the United States at age 4, growing up in the deep South. That’s right, the place otherwise known as the most accepting part of the country. Yasmin is an attorney and relationship expert who enjoys sharing from her life in the form of storytelling and helping other’s find love.

She received her undergraduate degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in Neuroscience and Middle Eastern Studies. After completing a graduate fellowship at the American University in Cairo focusing on Arabic, she attended law school at the UCLA School of Law. There, Yasmin was the President of her law class, as well as President of the Muslim Law Students Association. She wrote onto the UCLA Law Review where she was a Comments Editor, and also served as the Chief Articles Editor for the UCLA Journal of Islamic & Near Eastern Law. Upon graduation, Yasmin was selected for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Attorney General’s Honors Program. She later attended Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, was named a John L. Weinberg ’47 Mid-Career Fellow in Public & International Affairs, and served as her Public Policy class’s student government representative. She then returned to federal service & is currently an attorney.

Yasmin’s roles as mother, daughter, wife, and sister help inform her perspective and relate to other people’s joy and pain with humor. Her alter ego is “Yasguru,” a hyper active relationship advisor with silly videos on YouTube. Check her out at We’re so happy to have her MC our iftar. You’re in for a real treat!

Hope you’ll join the show!

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