The Manara Campaign (MANARA) is a 2017 Project Nur initiative that is a response to a politically, culturally, and socially evolving nation; it is a call to action in light of new challenges and opportunities that present themselves under new American leadership.
MANARA, meaning “lighthouse” in Arabic, aims to be a beacon of light amidst sentiments of fear, division, and disenchantment. MANARA calls for progressive advocacy, pluralism, and justice.
The campaign’s goal is to build mutually safe, secure, and stable communities across America through initiatives that illustrate our common humanity. Project Nur students will act as agents of change on issues that are present on campuses and within the communities surrounding universities. Through events and media campaigns, our students will serve as channels of communication within their communities and serve as a voice for marginalized Americans.
Create a video presenting the issues that the Manara campaign is working to address and you could win a $1000 scholarship! Submit an original 45-120-second video that incorporates the following themes:
– Responding to bigotry and racism
– Countering hate crimes and violent extremism
– Catalyzing civic engagement