After racial data for COVID-19 patients in many states became available, it has become clear that COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting Black communities all across the U.S.—including and especially Black Muslims, which make up between a quarter and a third of American Muslims overall. While underlying health conditions increase the risk of COVID-19 infections leading to death, among Black Americans there is a lot more to the story. Join ISPU and the National Black Muslim COVID Coalition, represented by a panel of experts, in a conversation about the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Black Muslim communities, the historical and current factors that contribute to the current crisis, and the holistic approach that is needed to slow down the impact and move toward healing. 

After racial data for COVID-19 patients in many states became available, it has become clear that COVID-19 is 

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After racial data for COVID-19 patients in many states became available, it has become clear that COVID-19 is 

After racial data for COVID-19 patients in many states became available, it has become clear that COVID-19 is 

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After racial data for COVID-19 patients in many states became available, it has become clear that COVID-19 is 

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After racial data for COVID-19 patients in many states became available, it has become clear that COVID-19 is 

PANELISTS

After racial data for COVID-19 patients in many states became available, it has become clear that COVID-19 is 

Dalia Mogahed

Director of Research - Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Dalia Mogahed is the Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, where she leads the organization’s pioneering research and thought leadership programs on American Muslims. Mogahed is former Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, where she led the analysis of surveys of Muslim communities worldwide. With John L. Esposito, she co-authored the book Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think. President Barack Obama appointed Mogahed to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009. She was invited to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about U.S. engagement with Muslim communities. Her 2016 TED talk was named one of the top TED talks that year. She is a frequent expert commentator in global media outlets and international forums. She is also the CEO of Mogahed Consulting.

 

Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad, PsyD 

Founder & President - Muslim Wellness Foundation & Black Muslim Psychology Conference

Co-Director, National Black Muslim COVID Coalition

Founder and President of Muslim Wellness Foundation (MWF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting healing and emotional well-being in the American Muslim community through dialogue, education and training. Through Muslim Wellness Foundation, Dr. Rashad has established the annual Black Muslim Psychology Conference and the Deeply Rooted Emerging Leaders Fellowship for Black Muslim young adults. Dr. Rashad also serves as the Fellow for Spirituality, Wellness and Social Justice at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). She is the advisor to Penn Sapelo, (the first Black Muslim student organization at UPenn), and the Muslim Students Organization (MSO) at The Lawrenceville School. She served three years as the Muslim Chaplain at UPenn and continues to facilitate discussions on religious identity development and challenges faced by American Muslim youth. Dr. Rashad graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Psychology and MEd in Psychological Services. She obtained further graduate education, earning a second Masters in Restorative Practices & Youth Counseling (MRP) from the International Institute for Restorative Practices. She completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA.

Margari Hill  

Co-Founder & Executive Director - Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative

Co-Director, National Black Muslim COVID Coalition

Co-founder and Executive Director of Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC), a human rights education organization focused on building the capacity for racial justice in Muslim communities and training allied communities on the intersections of systemic racism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia. She is also a blogger, editor, and freelance writer published in How We Fight White Supremacy (2018)  Time, Huffington Post, and Al Jazeera English. She has six years full-time experience working full-time in community organizations and over 15 years as an educator in various capacities including instructor, curriculum design, school policy, teacher training, and online learning as well as graduate research assistant and teaching fellow in Middle East, African, and Islamic history. She earned her bachelor’s degree in History from Santa Clara University in 2003 and master’s in History of the Middle East and Islamic Africa from Stanford University in 2006.  Her research includes transformations in Islamic education, colonial surveillance in Northern Nigeria, anti-colonial resistance among West Africans in Sudan during the early 20th century, interethnic relations  in Muslim communities, and the criminalization of Black Muslims. She has given talks and lectures in various universities and community centers throughout the country.

After racial data for COVID-19 patients in many states became available, it has become clear that COVID-19 is 

Imam Tariq El-Amin

Director of Civic Engagement & Interfaith Services at Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC)

Tariq I. El-Amin is the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago Director of Civic Engagement & Interfaith Services, the Imam of Masjid Al-Taqwa (Chicago), & host and producer of the Bridging the Gap with Tariq I. El-Amin podcast. Tariq is the former daily host/producer of Radio Islam USA on WCEV 1450am (Chicago,IL) where he conducted hundreds of interviews on politics, social justice, interfaith cooperation, activism and more.

In 2019, Tariq represented the Muslim community  at the historic inauguration of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the city’s first African American woman elected mayor, where he offered a prayer for guidance; at the Cook County State's Attorney’s annual Victim’s Memorial where he offered the invocation and benediction; at Illinois Gov. J.B.  Pritzker’s expungement announcement at Trinity United Church of Christ where he (and other faith leaders) offered a moral framing for the announcement.  

Tariq is currently completing graduate studies at Bayan-Chicago Theological Seminary focusing on Islamic Chaplaincy, and resides in Chicago's south suburbs with his wife, Dr. Aisha El-Amin, of 20 years and their three teen daughters.

After racial data for COVID-19 patients in many states became available, it has become clear that COVID-19 is 

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