Malik Yusef, 6-time Grammy Winner and Chicagoan, gave the keynote address at the Muslim American Leadership Alliance’s 4th Annual Gala that was held at the Chicago History Museum on Nov. 7. MALA honored other Chicago Legends and Leaders including Fam Mirza, Dorri McWhorter, Dale Ginsburg and Sadia Covert.

The Gala, attended by a dynamic group of thought leaders, community builders and philanthropists, raised over $45,000 that will, in part, fund efforts to mentor, support and provide resources for emerging leaders in the Muslim community through the MALA Scholarship Program and Young Leaders Fellowship Program. This will be a major focus in 2020, as MALA expands its efforts to empower young Muslims, helping them share their talents and achieve the American dream. To get more info go to