7:30 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, July 29
Conversation 3: Building Community through Faith
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This conversation on Building Community through Faith welcomes the following panelists:
Jasiri X – Hip-hop artist, activist, co-founder/CEO of 1Hood Media
Ahmad Jitan – Community organizer at Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN)
Margari Aziza Hill – Writer, professor, co-founder/director of Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC)
In light of recent protests and actions across America in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, there is a need among Arab American communities to have intentional conversations around issues of race, racism and social justice. Through a cultural lens, the Arab American National Museum, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture and the Network of Arab American Communities are organizing a series of virtual presentations during the summer that bring together Arab American artists in conversation with Arab and African American educators, community leaders, journalists and scholars. We hope these conversations will provide space for increased understanding and community building towards a more just and equitable America that addresses the structures of systemic racism and inspires our individual and collective efforts for change.
Watch Previous Discussions
Aug. 11: Documenting Race & Ethnicity
Aug. 26: Cultural & Racial Identities
Sept. 2: Palestinian-Black Solidarity
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