Interfaith organizing and the work of the ACLU of Missouri

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Friday, April 21, 2017
PSU 315

Effective interfaith organizations make campus communities more welcoming for all students and build support for social justice campaigns. This session will offer tips for successfully organizing and ways to partner with the ACLU. Also, learn about the ACLU of Missouri’s campaigns focused on racial justice, immigrants’ rights, women’s rights and LGBTQ rights.


Lead Organizer Mustafa Abdullah

Mustafa Abdullah

Lead Organizer
ACLU of Missouri

Mustafa Abdullah is the lead organizer for the ACLU of Missouri, where he works to protect the civil liberties of all Americans through advocacy, organizing and public education. He is a board member of Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates. 

Mustafa was listed as one of 21 Kick-Ass Muslims Changing the Narrative by Buzzfeed in 2014 and was the 2015 recipient of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee’s Excellence in Advocacy Award for his work to address police accountability, racial profiling and mass incarceration via Muslims for Ferguson.

Mustafa previously served as an organizer with an Industrial Areas Foundation affiliate in North Carolina, where he worked on a variety of local non-partisan, grassroots campaigns. He received a BA from Wake Forest University in 2010. He majored in religion and minored in philosophy and Middle East and South Asia studies.