"Did you know the first Muslims in America were Black? Do you understand what I mean by telling you the first Muslims in America were Black?”-Vanessa Taylor America’s history with Islamophobia
“Did you know the first Muslims in America were Black? Do you understand what I mean by telling you the first Muslims in America were Black?”-Vanessa Taylor
America’s history with Islamophobia is long and sordid and contrary to popular belief, it did not begin after the events of 9/11. It began when the first Black Muslims were brought over from Africa, enslaved and forced to hide their faith under threat of physical violence. Come to this workshop to learn more about the (Anti)-Black roots of America’s Islamophobia, how it connects to modern day manifestations and steps white allies can take to combat it in their daily lives.
This workshop will be taught by the Black Liberation Project, a grassroots organization of young Black Muslim Women/Femmes. The workshop was created by the presenters to address white allies.
Space is limited. The tickets are a sliding scale fee of $20-$50. There are a limited number of need-based, pay-what-you-can tickets. You will not be turned away if the fee is too much.
ASL interpretation will be available.
(Sunday) 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
2001 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454