MALA Storytellers Reflect on Being “the Muslim Next Door”

On April 11, MALA hosted a pre-air screening of “The Muslim Next Door,” an installment in Katie Couric’s National Geographic docuseries, AMERICA INSIDE OUT. In the episode, Couric explored the stories of Muslim Americans in today’s America. The screening was followed by an impressive panel of MALA storytellers, who shared their own experiences as “the Muslim next door.”

After the screening, MALA announced its drive to spotlight and amplify Muslim American voices through storytelling. You can still join our campaign to elevate public dialogue on Muslim-American identity in the 21st Century. In the spirit of this inspiring episode and series, share your story with us: what is it really like to be Muslim in America? Selected stories are being shared by MALA and National Geographic.

AMERICA INSIDE OUT WITH KATIE COURIC is a six-part docuseries that premiered on the National Geographic Channel on April 11, 2018. In the series, Couric travels to dozens of cities across North America — from Freemont, Nebraska, to Montgomery, Alabama, to talk with hundreds of people to get an inside look at pressing social issues.

The GW Hatchet covered the MALA screening in “Muslim Americans share experiences in U.S. with panel, television premiere.”


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