Some topics we discussed were:
- With Black Muslims making up over a quarter of the Muslim community in the US we learn what it’s like to live at the intersections of Black and Muslim identities and the double experiences of anti-blackness and islamophobia.
- The role of Black faith and spiritually as a sustaining and healing practice with resources to learn about Black Muslim communities in the US such as Sapelo Square a destination for all things Black and Muslim in the United States.
- The importance of representation and shifting the narrative to increase the visibility of Black Muslims
- Powerful Black Muslim leaders such as Movita Johnson-Harrell the first Muslim woman elected state representative in Pennsylvania, Ilhan Omar the first Somali-American, first African-born American, and one of the first two Muslim American women to serve in the US Congress, and Ibtihaj Muhammad the first American to compete at the Games in a hijab and the first Muslim-American woman to win a medal
- How Black parents can talk to their children about islamophobia and how to stand in solidarity with our Muslim sisters and brothers, including reading literature to our children that highlight African American Muslim culture: Bashirah and The Amazing Bean Pie: A celebration of African American Muslim Culture by Ameenah Muhammad-Diggins.