Join Us: Racism in Muslim American Communities: San Francisco Bay Area Example

August 27, 2020

Join us on Wednesday, August 26th, for a Webinar on Racism in Muslim American Communities: San Francisco Bay Area Example

Join us for the fourth webinar installment in our series on Wednesday, August 26th, 5:00-6:00pm PDT, titled, Racism in Muslim American Communities: San Francisco Bay Area Example. It is undeniable that we live in a society in which racism has shaped the attitudes of people of all backgrounds, including Muslim American communities, where each ethnic group has developed biases towards other groups. To equip us to do our part to counter all forms of racism, this webinar features notable African American imams and activists discussing some of the different types of racism they have encountered in the larger Muslim community as well as the general ignorance about the long history of African Americans in the United States, the normalization of American Islam as an “immigrant experience,” and factors behind the separation of immigrant and African American mosques and communities.

Speakers:

  • Imam Faheem Shuaibe – Resident Imam of Masjidul Waritheen in Oakland, CA for 36 years.
  • Imam Abu Qadir Al-Amin – Resident Imam of the San Francisco Muslim Community Center for the last 30 years.
  • Sr. Amelah El-Amin – Muslim African American human rights activist, co-founder of the nonprofit Mu’eed that serves elders and families in Oakland, CA.

Facilitator:

  • Maha Elgenaidi – ING Executive Director and Founder

Register here!

Previous Webinars in the Series

Third Webinar: Roots and Impact of Racism in the United States

Watch our third webinar in the series titled, Roots and Impact of Racism in the United States, which features speakers from various ethnic backgrounds addressing the history of the formation of narratives about colonized peoples which have led to what we today call “implicit bias” and how these narratives became embedded in American society, leading to institutional racism that functions differently for each non-white group. The panel includes representatives of the African American, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx, Muslim, and Jewish communities. embedded in American society, leading to institutional racism that functions differently for each non-white group. Outline and timestamp of the webinar are here. Call to Action handout is here.

Second Webinar: Muslim African American Communities Today

Watch our second webinar in the series titled, 

" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Muslim African American Communities Today, which features notable imams and academics who provide an overview of Muslim African American communities in the United States, including their major institutions and their many contributions to America, Islam, and Muslim communities everywhere. They share both from an academic perspective and from their lived experiences. Outline and timestamp of the webinar are here.

First Webinar: A History of Muslims in America

Watch our first webinar in the series titled, A History of Muslims in America, which features two notable scholars discussing the long history of African American Muslims in the United States, beginning with their presence before and after the founding of the nation. The webinar also offers an overview of ING’s academic presentation on the same topic, which includes the rediscovery of Islam among African Americans in the 20th century and the successive waves of Muslim immigration that began in the late 1800s. Outline and timestamp of the webinar are here.