With polls showing Islamophobia a problem at the same time more Muslim Americans are making a positive impact on local communities, Dr. Syed Mohiuddin figured it's time to hold a national conference about Islam in Detroit.

Mohiuddin led the team that worked to help bring the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) 2014 annual conference: "The Generations Rise: Elevating Muslim American Culture" conference to Detroit for the first time in the organization's 51-year history.

It will be held at Cobo Center Aug. 29-Sept. 1 and is expected to draw 20,000 people and generate $20 million in economic impact.

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