Historically, the United States has defined itself in opposition to groups and ideas, from monarchies to poor people. The 2020 election has strong historical echoes with how the country defined itself at its founding, against Muslims and against Blackness. This talk will trace those echoes, and explore how Muslims are not immune to the racial dynamics of the country.
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I'll be responding to my friend and colleague Dr. Khalil Abdur-Rashid on Islam in Society, hosted by The Interfaith Council of The Thanks-Giving Foundation, SMU Perkins School of Theology, and The Dallas Institute.
The event is Oct. 5 at 4PM CST.
Free registration at: https://dallasinstitute.org/faiths
Equality Labs is hosting weekly sessions for the next four weeks on Re-Imagining Muharram & Shi'a Resistance. I'll be speaking during the second week on Practicing Freedom, with an amazing group of panelists, including Sharmin Hossain, Kayla Renée Wheeler, and Hoda Khatebi, with music by Arooj Aftab.
You can register for any, or all, of the events here.
I was asked by the Convention on Founding Principles to join an interfaith invocation. While I do not agree with all the platform points of the group, it was a good opportunity to join other progressives to demonstrate that we can work together, as long as we do not deny each other's humanity.
I've been invited by Congregation Rodeph Sholom to join a conversation on race and religion. The event is free, but registration is required. Details:
With Rabbi Benjamin Spratt, Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson (Auburn Seminary), Hussein Rashid, PhD (Union Theological Seminary), Rev. Dr. Malcolm J. Byrd (Mother A.M.E Zion Church), and moderated by CRS member Lucy Lang.
This timely panel conversation features some of the brightest minds exploring anti-racism work in faith-based communities. Bring your questions and learn how we are uniquely positioned to make a meaningful difference in fighting racism.
I'll be on a panel addressing anti-Blackness in South Asian American communities. You must register for the event here. The session is Sunday, June 14, at 1PM CST.
I'll be speaking on Saturday, June 6, at 2PM EST on Muslims in science fiction films, as part of The Center for Global Muslim Life's Global Muslim Film Festival. Details on registration in the flyer attached in the post.