Margari Aziza

February 12, 2014

Launching of MuslimARC

The past week has been a whirlwind. I am pleased to announce the launch of a non-profit organization Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative

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The Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) is a volunteer-driven education organization. Launched in early 2014, our members came together on the issues of anti-blackness and racism in Muslim communities after witnessing and/or experiencing too much of it. Together, we are working to build and collect the tools needed to creatively address and effectively challenge anti-blackness and racism in Muslim communities. We are a group made up of imams, teachers, parents, lawyers, students, artists, and activists of all backgrounds, including varying ethnic and religious identities. Collectively, we organize Twitter hashtag conversations, crawl the web for scholarly materials, network with clergy, write articles, take classes, and examine our own privileges and biases while researching teaching methodology and community workshop models for use by the general public.

I put together a Storify to tell our organization’s birth story.

And today, February 12, 2014, we launched our first twitter talk FliersLarge

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4 Comments »

  1. salam alaikum
    the storify link is not working ..please fix it :) would love to hear the story behind it.
    jak

    Comment by Elham — February 13, 2014 @ 12:39 am

  2. Walaikum salaam,
    Wa iyyak!

    Thank you for pointing that out. I need to make sure all my links are working before publishing. I bet that is so annoying for my readers. I really appreciate you bringing this to my attentions :)

    Comment by Margari Aziza Hill — February 14, 2014 @ 8:55 pm

  3. […] the Arabic term abid (s. slave), abeed (pl. slaves), abda (female slave). As stated early in this blog post, MuslimARC largely developed in response to the virulence and pervasiveness of anti-Black […]

    Pingback by DroptheAWord | Margari Aziza — February 25, 2014 @ 7:42 pm

  4. […] campaign(s): Dawud Walid | Launching of Anti-Racism Movement Among American Muslims Margari Aziza | Launching of MuslimARC Hindtrospectives | Being Black and Muslim Hindtrospectives | As American as Bean Pie: Muslims […]

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