Being Muslim, Becoming Black: Islamophobia and Anti-Blackness

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 23:30 to Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 02:30

Muslim Link, Ottawa's Muslim Community Website, is hosting this session to explore the resistance and resilience of Black Muslims in Canada.

If you are Black and Muslim you face the double whamy of discrimination based on your race and faith.

Islamophobia and anti-Black racism are now being discussed more openly within Canadian society, but the reality that Black Muslims experience BOTH is often overlooked.

And finding a "safer" space when you are a Black Muslim has added challenges as you may experience Islamophobia within Black community spaces and anti-Black racism in Muslim community spaces.

This session will challenge participants from all communities to address the lack of inclusion and recognition of Black Muslim Canadian experiences and achievements in their workplaces, religious organizing, interfaith organizing, students associations, media coverage, and community mobilization.

It will also explore the complexity of "Becoming Black" in Canada as refugees and immigrant communities learn to build solidarity outside of the previous boundaries of ethno-cultural identity to achieve a more global Black consciousness.

Confirmed Speakers:
Halima Abdisamed
Sharmaarke Abdullahi
Roua Alijed
Chelby Marie Daigle
Gilary Massa

Admission: $6

Sponsored by Muslim Link, Octopus Book Store, rabble.ca, the National Council of Canadian Muslims, and the Carleton University Muslim Students Association (CUMSA)

Octopus Books
251 Bank St
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 58.7052" N, 75° 41' 48.6744" W
Ontario CA

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