In September 2015, a handful of Muslim women gathered in Minneapolis to share their experiences and their observations about female leadership, community involvement, and civic engagement. Muslim women were teachers, scholars, professionals, activists, philanthropists—doing the work but going unacknowledged.
“There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to RISE.”
We’re on a mission to amplify the voice and power of Muslim women.
We’re changing mindsets about Muslim women by telling our stories ourselves. By curating powerful stories of Muslim women as agents of change, the Muslim Sheroes of Minnesota project transforms dominant narratives that surround us.
We’ve created a space for Muslim women to come together to learn, build skills, and build sisterhood. This event provides concrete steps for change and inspires women to use their own strengths in order to affect social issues.
We’re educating and empowering Muslim women to take on positions of power within their local governance. We must have a seat at the table where decisions are made in order to influence public discourse and policy.
We train and equip Muslim women with the necessary skills to become part of decision-making and solution-creating processes. If we connect women with each other and support their growth as leaders, they will engage within all sectors of society.
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What’s new at the sisterhood?
The Sisterhood Launches New Anti-Racism Workshop Series
“ALL MANKIND IS FROM ADAM AND EVE. AN ARAB HAS NO SUPERIORITY OVER A NON-ARAB, NOR DOES A NON-ARAB HAVE ANY SUPERIORITY OVER AN ARAB; A WHITE HAS NO SUPERIORITY OVER A BLACK NOR DOES A BLACK HAVE ANY SUPERIORITY OVER A WHITE — EXCEPT BY PIETY AND GOOD ACTION.” —PROPHET MUHAMMAD (SAW) THE LAST SERMON
The Sisterhood is excited to announce a new series to address anti-racism and work towards dismantling white supremacy. By following the Prophetic model, we are rooted in the Sunnah and reminded of the diversity of identities and how we show up. This series will provide language, examples, tools, techniques and most importantly sisterhood in order to change a system.
We are partnering with Minnesota Deaf Muslim Community, National Council of Jewish Women, and the Eastside Freedom Library to host interactive, thought-provoking workshops. Location will alternate between Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON) and the Eastside Freedom Library.