ADVISORY: National Muslim Organization Hosts High-Profile Town Hall Discussion in Honor of Black Muslims in America
Washington, D.C.- In honor of Black History Month, on February 27th, Emgage is hosting a Town Hall discussion about the history, legacy, and contributions of Black Muslims to America, anti-Black racism in Muslim American communities, and the importance of building bridges to establish stronger alliances.
This event will feature a number of high-profile speakers, including former NBA player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, author, activist, and professor Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Senator Shareef Street of the Pennsylvania State Senate, Cleveland Councilman Basheer Jones, youth activist and poet Noor Bowman, President of AZK Communications Aliya Z. Khabir, CEO of “We Buy Black” Shareef Abdul-Malik, attorney and former congressional candidate Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, comedian Moses the Comic, and Rep. Madinah Wilson-Anton of the Delaware State House.
WHAT: Town Hall Discussing Black Muslims in America
WHEN: February 27 at 6-7:30 PM
WHERE: Register here.
WHO: Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Senator Shareef Street, Cleveland Councilman Basheer Jones, Noor Bowman, Aliya Z. Khabir, Shareef Abdul-Malik, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, Moses the Comic, and Rep. Madinah Wilson-Anton.
“As a proud Black Muslim American, I hold a profound appreciation for the legacy and contributions made by Black Muslims throughout history. Black History Month allows us to pause and recognize the confluence of our many accomplishments and the tremendous work that lies before us.
Join us, along with some of the most influential Black Muslim Americans of our time, on Feb 27th, to discuss how we’ll move forward in creating a more equitable society.”
-Salima Suswell, Emgage Senior Organizing Advisor
Emgage is a 501c(3) with national headquarters in Washington, D.C., and state chapters in Michigan, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New York, that implements an ecosystem of programs to develop the capacity of the Muslim voter to ensure that our narrative is part of the American fabric. Our programs include civic educational events such as issue forums and town halls, voter initiatives including Get Out The Vote (GOTV), and specific programs for the youth in order to mentor and support the next generation of leaders.