Muslim Day at the Capitol (MDAC) is on Wednesday March 29th 2017


This year, MDAC is on Wednesday, March 29th 2017. (Registration is closed – This event has already occurred.)

Click here for event highlights. https://youtu.be/xadcheffdH0

Click here for a full video of the entire event. https://youtu.be/fFS_hXjAkv4

Why Is This Important

Many of us who watch the news today are wondering how to frame current events, how to grapple with our identities as Muslim Americans, and how to represent the beauty of Islam as a religion well within the boundaries of modern civil discourse.

This is your chance to join your brothers and sisters and have your voice heard. You will have the opportunity to meet State Legislators; discuss issues relating to education, immigration, healthcare, and civil rights; and bring about positive social change.

Click here to see a report on how MDAC works. https://youtu.be/mFqrO-8hKHE

Many Masjids and Islamic Organizations have joined hands to advocate for Muslims. Will you join us?

Schedule of Activities

9:00 am – 9:30 am Registration & Check In
9:30 am – 10:30 am Training & Brunch
Minnesota State Capitol, Room 316
75 Martin Luther King  Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

10:30 am – 11:30 am Rally
11:30 am – 12:00 noon Group Photo
Minnesota State Capitol, Capitol Rotunda
75 Martin Luther King  Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

12:30 am to 3 pm Meetings with Legislators
Senate Building 95 University Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55155 &
State Office Building 100 MLK Blvd. Saint Paul, MN 55155

Please Note: Childcare is NOT available. All children must be accompanied.

Media Coverage

Pioneer Press: Muslim Day at MN Capitol: tension and resilience
Fox 9 News: Record Crowd at Muslim day at the Capitol
Channel 5 News: Muslim Day at the Capitol Highlights Immigration, Education Issues
Sun Patriot: Muslim Day at Capitol addresses concerns and furthers representation
Alpha News: MN Attorney General Hailed at Muslim Day at the Capitol

Event Organizers

The Muslim Day at the Capitol (MDAC) is a collaboration of 42 organizations. It is organized by the Muslim American Society of Minnesota (MAS MN).

Our Gold Sponsors are:

  1. Islamic Association of North America (IANA)
  2. Masjid An-Nur

We are joined by the following Participating Organizations & Masjids

  1. AbuBakr Assaddique Islamic Center
  2. AbuBakr Islamic Center (Faribault)
  3. Abu Huraira Islamic Center
  4. Al Amal School
  5. Alif Center
  6. Al Madinah Cultural Center ( AMCC)
  7. As Sunnah Islamic Center
  8. Blaine Community Center (BCC)
  9. Brooklyn Park Islamic Center (BPIC)
  10. Confederation of Somali Community Minnesota
  11. Darul Farook Center
  12. Daru Salaam Islamic Center
  13. Gems of Light Academy
  14. Irshad Islamic Center
  15. Islamic Association of Mankato
  16. Islamic Center of Minnesota (ICM)
  17. Islamic Center of the Twin Ports ( Duluth)
  18. Islamic Center of Winona
  19. Islamic Civic Society of America / Darul Hijrah
  20. Islamic Community of Bosniaks in Minnesota
  21. Isuroon
  22. Ja’afari Islamic Center
  23. Mankato Islamic Center
  24. Masjed Abubakr Al-Seddiq (Rochester)
  25. Masjid Al Ansar Islamic Center
  26. Masjid Al Huda (ICCC)
  27. Masjid Al Ihsan
  28. Masjid Al Iman ( Islamic Community Center of Minnesota)
  29. Masjid Omar ( 24 Mall)
  30. Masjid Ar Rahman (MCC)
  31. Masjid At Taqwa
  32. Masjid At Tawba (ICCC)
  33. Muslim Society of Owatonna
  34. North West Islamic Community Center (Masjid Al Kareem)
  35. Rabata (Daybreak Press)
  36. Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood of Empowerment
  37. Shanta Link
  38. South Metro Islamic Center (SMIC) – Rosemount
  39. Tawfiq Islamic Center

 

Parking & Directions

Please car pool and encourage your friends and family to attend even if they did not register.  Leave early to allow for parking and walking. Try to be at the State Senate Building by 8:45 am.

Parking: the best location to park is the Bethesda Hospital Parking Ramp at 530 Park Street, St. Paul, MN 55103.  The ramp costs $5 for 3 hours and $7 for up to 5 hours.  This ramp is a half a block from the church where the training and rally will be held.  The church is a half a block from the MN State Capitol. There is no underground tunnel; you will have to walk outside to get from the church to the Capitol building.

By Bus: the State Office Building Complex is located on multiple bus lines, including the 3, 16, 50, 62, 67, and 94B. To get bus information, call Metro Transit at (612) 373-3333, or visit  http://www.metrotransit.org/