Edina Lekovik, a leading voice on for American Muslims, will speak at the next chapter meeting February 25th 11 a.m. at 5757 Wilshire Blvd. (SAG-AFTRA headquarters-James Cagney room). Lekovik will discuss the 9th Court of Appeals decision, negative PR, overlooked stories as well as the lack of understanding news organizations have about the culture.
For 15 years, Edina Lekovic has served as a leading voice on American Muslims and an inter-community builder between diverse faith traditions. Edina is a strategist, storyteller and trainer who works in multi-faith spaces throughout the country.
Through her work with the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), she has advocated on behalf of American Muslims in news media, interfaith, community, and pop culture spaces, for stories and policies related to Islam and American Muslims, and to help young people launch their careers in these fields. She has appeared on leading media outlets, including CNN, FOX News, Huffington Post, NPR and Buzzfeed.
She is a co-founder and board member of NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change a board member of The Pico-Union Project, a member of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Interfaith Leaders Collaborative, and an advisory board member to CA Assemblyman Chris Holden, The Guibord Center – Religion Inside Out.
In 2015, she was named one of L.A.’s 10 most inspiring women gamechangers by Los Angeles Magazine. She was also named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world by Georgetown University and the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in 2009.