In October 2016, Next Wave Muslim Initiative (NWMI) hosted a panel titled “Faith in Action: At the Intersection of Islam, Race, and #BlackLivesMatter”. It was held at the renowned Busboys & Poets Restaurant in Washington, DC.
Moderated by Saafir Rabb II, the panel included notable guests Donna Auston (Rutgers University PhD candidate), Professor Layla Abdullah-Polous (MuslimARC), and essayist Tariq Touré. Coinciding with the month of Muharram, the panel discussion encouraged the audience to reflect on the story of Karbala and the Exodus from Egypt, think critically about positioning in matters of social justice, and discuss what allyship and support by non-Black Muslims for Black Muslim organizations and issues.
Watch the entire discussion here via YouTube: