In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, Oluwatoyin Salau, Riah Milton, Dominique Fells, and so many others, we have been reminded of the anti-Blackness that exists in our community. As an organization of Muslim women committed to building sisterhood and advancing social equity, Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment is opening space for our community to learn and grow as anti-racist activists, advocates, and allies.
We know that our sisters are drawn together by the simple fact that we are Muslim women, but these two identities do not capture the fullness of who we are as Black, Brown, working class, immigrants, refugees, first-generation college students, mothers, survivors of gender-based violence, Deaf, Deaf+, Sunni, Shia, Hanafi, and more. Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment seeks to bring us together in sisterhood so that we may see one another with all of the identities that we hold, whether those identities present us with increased opportunities for access or increased barriers.
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