Join Us: Roots and Impact of Racism in the United States

August 11, 2020

Join us on Wednesday, August 12th, for a Webinar on
Roots and Impact of Racism in the United States

Join us for the third webinar installment in our series on Wednesday, August 12, 5:00-6:15pm PDT, titled, Roots and Impact of Racism in the United States. Focusing on the experiences of African Americans, this panel will feature speakers from various ethnic backgrounds who will address 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 will include representatives of the African American, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx, Muslim, and Jewish communities.


  • Imam Muhammad Ali – Chaplain at Bucknell University, Co-Director of a mentoring program for underrepresented students at the university
  • Shannon Rivers – Spiritual leader, member of the Akimel O’otham nation, and a former Co-Chair of the Global Indigenous Peoples Caucus for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  • Rabbi Amy Eilberg – The first woman ordained as a Conservative rabbi and serves as a spiritual director, and peace and justice educator
  • Dr. Hien Do – Professor of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at San Jose State University
  • Hazel Gomez – Organizing Advisor for Dream of Detroit; Coalition Internal Organizer with the LIVE FREE Detroit Coalition; Curriculum Developer, Trainer, and Mentor with the Muslim Power Building Project; Islamic Studies Seminary Student with’s Ribaat Academic Program
  • Ishaq Pathan – ING Bay Area Director


  • Rahimeh Ramezany – ING Program Manager

Register here!

View Our Second Webinar in the Series
Muslim African American Communities Today

Watch our second webinar in the series titled, 

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View Our First Webinar in the Series
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. You can also find the outline and timestamp of the webinar here.