From the time the first enslaved Africans set foot upon the shores of our continent, Muslims have been weaved into the bedrock of our society, ethnically, religiously, and culturally. Yet, Islamic contributions have been widely absent from the consciousness and conversations throughout our nation’s narrative. As a part of our mission to advance representation of American Muslims, with this programming we strive to shed light on the contributions of Muslims to the fabric of America. Join us as we experience the collection of the first museum of Islamic culture in North America - the International Museum of Muslim Cultures, based in Jackson, Mississippi. We will be joined for a panel discussion by the museum's visionary co-founders Okolo Rashid and Emad Al-Turk, and two of their patrons, Dr. Ronald Mason, President of Univ. of D.C., and Dr. Loye Ashton, Chief Academic Officer of Class2Class.
This webinar will serve as a kickoff to an extended webinar series, focusing on social justice and equity, diversity & inclusion and how we are uniquely positioned to address this special moment in America and the world. This conversation will coincide with the launch of IMMC’s 2021-2027 National Tour of its two signature exhibitions: Covenants & Coexistence and the Legacy of Timbuktu.