Join us for The Mecca Center’s first Converts Conference “Erasing Lines: Bringing Unity to the CommUnity” on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 1:30pm to 8:30pm.

Gain unique insights into the lives of converts through storytelling as well as scholarly and community reflection. Let’s come together as a community to identify ways to support, engage, and uplift one another spiritually and through action!

Featuring: Imam Hassan Aly, Sister Ameena Mitchell, Sister Hazel Gomez, and Imam Suhaib Webb.


  • 1:30-2:00pm: Registration & Community Welcome
  • 2:00pm: Journey to Islam

What brings us, people from various walks of life, to Islam?

  • Storytelling by A’lya Aman, Jacob Lorenzi, Beatrice Layla Martínez
    • Lecture by Hazel Gómez 
  • 4:00pm: New Muslim’s Identity

What happens after we take the shahada? Challenges, obstacles, and discoveries new Muslims face.

  • Storytelling by A’lya Aman, Jacob Lorenzi, Beatrice Layla Martínez
    •  Lecture by Ameena Mitchell
  • 6:15pm: Erasing Lines: Vision for the Future

How do we overcome differences, eradicate divisions, discover potential within each other, create alliances, and build a common future?

  • Storytelling by A’lya Aman, Jacob Lorenzi, Beatrice Layla Martínez
    • Keynote by Sheikh Suhaib Webb
  • 8:30pm: Dinner

There is no charge for this event but we do encourage a $15 donation per ticket to The Mecca Center.

Register for the Converts Conference

Donate Online to The Mecca Center

The Mecca Center Convert Support Group conducts activities, events, and other general initiatives revolving around the unique challenges faced by brothers and sisters who have converted to Islam.

Converts are especially encouraged to attend our events and if possible to volunteer as one of our organizers.

Join our mailing list for reminders of the above and announcements about quarterly brunches and other family events at: You can also subscribe to The Mecca Center e-newsletter for announcements about our community programs and events.

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