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.
Each session is priced at $15.00, but if you plan on attending all 5 sessions, you can purchase at a discounted price of $75.00. Dinner included.
We want to make sure that this series is accessible to everyone. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop will help attendees explore their personal + public identities and use their newfound understanding to fuel intentional interactions with their families, coworkers and peers. This workshop will also focus on movement-building through identity work, using Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment as an example. This session is meant to be interactive, so come prepared to have courageous conversations within your community!
June 19th | NEON - 1007 West Broadway Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Islamophobia and anti-Semitism both draw from the same pool of hate — white supremacy. We are deliberately being pitted against each other, and it’s time to recognize that our power together is stronger than their hate.
July 24th | East Side Freedom Library - 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106
Why is it so hard for white people to talk about racism? How does privilege provide you with advantages to move through the world? And how do we work together to take down the system of white supremacy?
August 21st | NEON - 1007 West Broadway Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
What is unconscious bias, and why is it important to understand? We all have unconscious biases. They are learned stereotypes that are automatic, unintentional, deeply engrained within our beliefs, and universal, and they have the ability to affect our behavior. This workshop will help you learn about the different types of unconscious bias and how to stop unconscious bias affecting you and your environment.
Sept 18th | East Side Freedom Library - 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106
Being an ally is more than being sympathetic towards those who experience discrimination. It is more than simply believing in equality. Being an ally means being willing to act with and for others in pursuit of ending oppression and creating equity. The words of Gandhi reflect the spirit of being an ally: "Be the change you wish to see in the world."
Oct 16th | NEON - 1007 West Broadway Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
We know that racism exists in our community and that we tip-toe around it. Let’s talk about it, understand its impact on our intra-community relationships, and be better.
Nov 20th | East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106