Racism in Muslim American Communities: San Francisco Bay Area Example
August 24, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, August 26, 5-6 pm PDT – 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 America, the normalization of American Islam as an “immigrant experience,” and factors behind the separation of immigrant and African American mosques and communities.
- 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.
- Ameena Jandali – ING Content Manager and Founding Member
- Maha Elgenaidi – ING Executive Director and Founder
Wednesday, September 9, 5-6 pm PST – Calls to Action – Countering Internalized Racism
This final webinar in this series will feature experts in the field who will provide strategies and resources for countering internalized racism individually as well as in our Muslim American communities.
- Imam Zaid Shakir – Co-Founder of Zaytuna College, renowned Muslim author and speaker.
- Other speakers TBA.
Recordings of past events in this series are available at: