Black Muslim Experiences Wed Feb 17, 2021

Speakers for Round Table Black Muslim Experiences
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Round Table Discussion

A round table of Black Muslim scholars and activists speaking on areas of expertise to highlight the varied Black Muslim experiences within the US.  This event, hosted by the Women's Studies Program, and co-sponsored by the Religious Studies Department, is intended to draw attention to the ways in which Black Muslims are very much a part of not just the Muslim narrative in the US, but overall US culture.

 

Date/Time: 17 February 2021, 3pm - 4:30pm  

Where: via Zoom - Register at: https://bit.ly/39WQKGT 

Who: Vanessa Taylor - Reporter whose focuses include Black Muslims and technology. Founder of Nazar, a newsletter covering surveillance and Drinking Gourd Magazine, a Black Muslim literary magazine.

Professor Zeenat Sabakada - Tech fiend, community organizer, artist and music enthusiast. Co-founder of Assata Collective, a local Charlotte community organizing group.

Taylor Amari Little - Diviner, educator, esoteric birthworker and artist at (Un)Veiled Divine Technologies & Tay in the Water Podcast. Rooted in Hoodoo + Islam, she works with her spirits and that of her clients to reconnect Black lineages and fight for Black Indigenous power.

Dr. Kayla Renee Wheeler - Assistant Professor of Gender and Diversity Studies at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, curator of the Black Islam Syllabus, and PI for the Oral History and Ephemera Archive at the Center for the Study of Religion and the City at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Moderated by Hannah Hasan - Spoken‌ ‌word‌ ‌poet,‌ ‌a‌ ‌gatherer‌ ‌and‌ ‌writer‌ ‌of‌ ‌stories,‌ ‌a‌ ‌host‌ ‌and‌ ‌facilitator,‌ ‌a‌ ‌teacher‌ ‌and‌ ‌leader‌ ‌of‌ ‌workshops‌ ‌and‌ ‌masterclasses,‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌creative‌ ‌mind‌ ‌and‌ ‌force‌ ‌behind‌ ‌a‌ ‌plethora‌ ‌of‌ programs and ‌events‌ ‌that‌ ‌utilize storytelling and performance art to build and empower communities.

Date/Time: 17 February 2021, 3pm - 4:30pm  

Where: via Zoom - Register at: https://bit.ly/39WQKGT 

Details: A round table of Black Muslim scholars and activists speaking on areas of expertise to highlight the varied Black Muslim experiences within the US. This event is intended to draw attention to the ways in which Black Muslims are very much a part of not just the Muslim narrative in the US, but overall US culture.

Hosted by: Women's and Gender Studies 

Co-sponsors: Africana Studies; Religious Studies; Global Studies; Genocide, Holocaust, & Human Rights; Latino/Hispanic Faculty/Staff Caucus; Black Student Union