Neighborhood & Community Fall Picnic – Sat 9/28/2013
Join us for our second community picnic at Green Sprouts. Alhamedellah we held the first picnic in the spring, this fall the Dorchester Community Association is excited to participate in our community picnic. You will get a chance to witness the new vegetable garden and children will have an opportunity to learn and experience planting.
Inshaa Allah the following guest speakers are confirmed for the event (bios below)
- Honorable Joan Pratt, Baltimore City Comptroller
- Distinguished Imam, Mutee Mulazim, Masjid Al-Inshirah, Baltimore City
- Professor Brian White, Morgan State University
- Mrs. Rose Dailey, President, Dorchester Community Association
Pictures from the spring picnic are available here
Register online for the 2013 fall picnic taking place on Sept 28th at – http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8241641973
Register online at – http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8241641973
Pictures from the spring picnic are available here
Video snippets from the spring picnic can be watched here
Free Registration Required
When: Sat, SEpt 28th, 2013, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pmRegistration: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8241641973
Where: 4017 Chatham Rd, Gwyn Oak, Md 21207
- Community bonding
- Neighborhood outreach
- Parent involvement
- Youth activities
Guest Speakers Bios:
Mutee A. Mulazim, MS, PsA, CSOTS
Imam of Masjid Al-Inshirah, Inc.
Mutee A. Mulazim has been the resident Imam of Masjid Al-Inshirah, Inc. since the community began in 1992. His first love is being a Muslim under the leadership of Prophet Muhammad (prayers and peace be upon him) and he feels honored to have served under Imam W.D. Mohammed. He joined the Nation of Islam in 1972 and in 1975, under the leadership of Imam W.D. Mohammed, he participated in the largest group of converts to Islam.
He and his wife started Shura, Inc.,a multi-million dollar budget agency. Shura is a residential provider to the intellectually disabled in Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Eastern Shore in Maryland. He is also a licensed Psychiatric Assistant. Mutee is also a Certified Psychiatric Asst. (PsA), a Certified Sexual Offender Treatment Specialist (CSOTS) and behavioral therapist. He coined the phrase ‘ Post Traumatic Shirk Disorder’ and he is a sexual therapist with Johns Hopkins – ‘NISTPST” for the past 20 years. Imam Mutee, with his wife of almost 40 years, are a marriage counselors. They lecture frequently on marriage and success development using psychology of the Quran. .
Imam Mutee made Hajj, with his lovely wife Tiye, in 1994. He and Tiye hosted ‘Iqraa’, an Islamic awareness show on WEAA FM, until 2008. He has traveled to many countries around the world including several African nations, Turkey and Egypt spreading the positive message of Islam. During his visit in 1998, Mutee took school supplies, donated by the community of Masjid Al-Inshirah, to Senegal, West Africa and was honored to speak on “Islam and the Plight of Former Slaves” to the governing body of Senegal. He is a partner in a collaborative effort to explore aqua farming, domestically and, in Africa. He was the first Muslim Chaplain at Johns Hopkins Hospital and currently serves on numerous boards including the AIDS Administration Board.
Imam Mutee is very concerned about the plight of Muslim Pioneers, has an avid love of horses, nature and cars. He strives to follow the dictates of our religion and to provide lamb for zabiha (slaughter) on the Eid-ul-Adha. Mutee feels blessed due to his conversion to Islam, being happily married to Tiye, having children and grandchildren, serving the Islamic community, his livelihood and to have the impact of Imam W.D. Mohammed had on his life. Imam Mutee is an ABD Doctoral candidate.
Joan Pratt, MS, CPA, Baltimore City Comptroller
The Honorable Joan M. Pratt, CPA was re-elected to her fifth term of office in November of 2011.
She was first elected to office in November 1995. Comptroller Pratt is the second female as well as
the second African American to hold the elected position of Comptroller of Baltimore City since the
office was created in the year 1900.
As an elected official, she is one of five voting members of the City’s Board of Estimates. The
Board of Estimates is responsible for formulating, determining, and executing fiscal policies of the
City. In this capacity, she scrutinizes all transactions before they are voted on for final approval by
the Board. Other members of the Board of Estimates include the Mayor, the President of the City
Council, the City Solicitor, and the Director of Public Works. Comptroller Pratt’s goal is to assure
the cost effective and efficient fiscal administration of the City. To further this goal, she reviews
policies, oversees expenditures, and makes recommendations, which improve the City’s fiscal
As Comptroller for the City of Baltimore, she is Chairwoman of the Baltimore City Elected
Officials’ Retirement System and Employees’ Retirement System and a trustee for the Fire and
Police Employees’ Retirement System. She began her service on both retirement boards in 1990 as a
trustee before she was elected to office. Additionally, there are three departments under the
administration of the Office of the Comptroller; the Department of Audits, the Department of Real
Estate and the Department of Communication Services. Oversight of these agencies plays a
tremendous role in the Comptroller’s capacity to achieve her objectives.
Comptroller Pratt is a voting member of the Baltimore City Board of Finance, which is authorized to
issue and sell certificates of indebtedness, to select depositories of City Funds and authorize
obligations, including promissory notes. She is a member of the Architectural and Engineering
Awards Commission, which approves recommendations for competitive negotiations of contracts for
professional design services; Chairwoman of the Expenditure Control Committee, which approves
personnel transactions that affect the City’s operating budget; and Chairwoman of the Space
Utilization Committee, which reviews leases and other transactions related to the use of City-owned
properties or the use of space by City departments. Comptroller Pratt serves on the Baltimore Hotel
Corporation Board as Treasurer and as a member of the Audit Committee. The Baltimore Hotel
Corporation oversees the Hilton Baltimore’s cash flow, its operation and debt service payments.
The Honorable Joan M. Pratt, CPA is a graduate of Hampton Institute where she earned a Bachelor
of Science degree in Accounting. She went on to receive a Masters of Science degree in Taxation
from the University of Baltimore. Comptroller Pratt started her career at the Big 8 accounting firm
Coopers & Lybrand. In addition, she served as Comptroller of the Baltimore Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.,
for 13 years.
The Honorable Joan M. Pratt’s Board affiliations include: Board Member (ex-officio) – The
Baltimore Museum of Art, and member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority – Rho Xi Omega
Chapter, and The Harbor City Chapter of The Links, Inc., She is the recipient of numerous awards
including the National Achievement Award in Government from the National Association of Black
Accountants (NABA), the Joyce M. Johnson Award from the National Association of Securities
Professionals (NASP), and the Economic Development Award from the Black Women’s Agenda,
Inc. She was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by Baltimore Magazine.
Comptroller Pratt is committed to the mentoring of young people and has assisted several with their
endeavors to become financial specialists. Comptroller Pratt is also committed to educating the
public on the importance of being debt-free, saving and investing