October 10th&11th - Atlanta, Georgia

The Third Annual Black American Muslim Conference

Special Announcement: Postponement of The 2020 Black American Muslim Conference

As Salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh,

 In consideration of the widespread panic produced by the spread of the Coronavirus and out of concern for those most vulnerable to infection, the Lamppost Education Initiative has decided to postpone our April 11-12 Black American Muslim Conference in Atlanta, GA until the weekend of 10/10 and 10/11/2020, God-willing. All funds taken from registrants so far will be refunded immediately.

 We ask everyone to do all you can to mitigate the spread of the virus, particularly among the elderly and immunocompromised individuals who are most vulnerable. As the virus waxes and wanes throughout the country and world, remain steadfast in your prayers and continue to ask Allah to alleviate the danger from this potential pandemic. Remember to place your trust, faith, and hope in Him. And, remind yourselves that He remains in control of all His creation, including the coronavirus. 

This is just one of His tests. We are created weak. And, at times like this we are reminded of the importance of turning to our Creator for strength, courage, and protection. 
 
 May your fortune, happiness, and well-being endure.
 
Sincerely,
 
 Dr. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali,
Lamppost Education Initiative, Founding Director

"Reclaiming Our Youth"

The Lamppost Education Initiative presents our 3rd Annual Black American Muslim Conference. This conference is a 2-day gathering of national and local leaders, educators, activists, and achievers united by the concern for the future of Islam in the black American community. The conference will consist of multiple onstage panel discussions, lectures, Quranic recitation, poetry and more.

The focus for our conference this year is our youth. What do we need to do to preserve our Islamic community and continue our legacy ? How do we engage and encourage our youth towards the Qur’an and the Sunnah of our Prophet (saws)? 

The conference is open to all registrants regardless of ethnicity or religion. Due to limited space, we highly encourage interested parties to register as soon as possible.

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Inspiring, Uplifting, A Unique Experience
The 2020 Black American Muslim Conference

Sisters at the Black American Muslim Conference

Venue-The Morrow Center

The Morrow Center is located at 1180 Southlake Circle, Morrow, GA 30260
15 minutes from the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

Speakers

Our Speakers list will be updated due to the postponement of the Conference. Stay tuned for updates. Here are a few of the participants and speakers for our Conference with more to follow 

Founder of the Lamppost Education Initiative, Professor of Islamic Law at Zaytuna College

Director, IMAN ATLANTA

Chaplin, Harvard University

Founder of SAVE Institute

Executive Director, CAIR Michigan

Community Editor for Renovatio, the Journal of Zaytuna College.

Scholar-in-Residence at ALIM

Qur'an Teacher

Professor, Morehouse College

Imam at Community Masjid of Atlanta

Director of Student Life & Instructor of Experiential Learning Program at Zaytuna College.

Research and Program Associate, Religious Freedom Institute

Teacher at Qalam Institute

President & CEO of Timelist Group

Author and former Professor of Religion at Spelman College

Artist & Spoken Word Performer

Artist, Designer Venus Visuals

Researcher, Board Member of Lamppost Education Initiative

Executive Director of Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto

Artist & Spoken Word Performer

Spoken Word Artist, Author

Spoken Word Artist

Instructor & Writer at Al-Adaab.org

Registration

Take Advantage of Our Early-Bird Special Registration

One day Adult conference pass

$40

Valid for Either Saturday or Sunday

Adult-Full Conference Pass (12 years old and Up

$65

Special Group Rate 15% Discount

Good for 10 Registrants

$550

One day Child conference pass

$20

On March 30th, 2020 Conference Pass Will Cost $30

Child-Full Conference Pass
(4 and Under FREE)

$35

On March 30th, 2020-Conference Pass Cost will be $60

STudent Discount Rate

$50

Must Show a Valid Student ID 

Schedule

This is a general outline of our Program. Please be advised that this schedule is subject to change. Please be sure to sign-up for our mailing list for any notifications and announcements related to the conference.  

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Time

Session

Venue

  • 09:00
  • Registration
  • The Morrow Center
  • 9:30 -9:35
  • Quranic Recitation
  • Ballroom
  • 9:35-9:50
  • Welcoming and Opening Remarks
  • Ballroom
  • 9:50-10:15
  • Opening Lecture
  • Ballroom
  • 10:15-11:25
  • Panel Discussion-Where are our Youth?
  • Ballroom
  • 11:30-1:00pm
  • Living Well: Diet, Exercise, and Self-Defense
  • Ballroom
  • 1:00-2:30
  • Zuhr and Lunch
  • Redd Room
  • 2:30-3:55
  • Panel Discussion: Responding to Pan African Contentions
  • Ballroom
  • 4:00-4:30
  • Lecture
  • Ballroom
  • 4:30-4:50
  • Asr Prayer
  • Ballroom
  • 5:00 - 6:05
  • Lamppost Special Presentation
  • Ballroom
  • 6:05-6:15
  • Spoken Word
  • Ballroom
  • 6:15-6:45
  • "I'm Black. But Do I Think Like A Muslim"
  • Ballroom
  • 6:45-7:15
  • Break & Maghrib
  • Ballroom
  • 7:15-8:30
  • "The Qur'an, the Streets, and Keeping It Real"
  • Ballroom
  • 07:00 - 09:00
  • Lecture
  • Ballroom

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

  • 07:00 - 09:00
  • Arrival & Registration
  • Ballroom
  • 9:00-10:15
  • Panel Discussion-"Sex & Gender Identity"
  • Ballroom
  • 10:15-11:30
  • Panel Discussion-"Redemption, Acceptance, and Deterrence"
  • Ballroom
  • 11:30-12:45
  • Panel Discussion-"Islam, Art & Entertainment
  • Ballroom
  • 12:45-2:15
  • Zuhr and Lunch
  • Redd Room
  • 2:15-3:30
  • Panel Discussion-"Muslims & Hip-Hop"
  • Ballroom
  • 3:30-4:20
  • Panel Discussion-"Bridging the Racial Divide"
  • Ballroom
  • 4:20-4:45
  • Asr Prayer
  • Redd Room
  • 4:45-5:15
  • Lecture
  • Ballroom
  • 5:15-6:00
  • Final Lecture
  • Ballroom
  • 6:00pm
  • Closing Remarks & Dua
  • Ballroom

Partners & Sponsors

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2020 Black American Muslim Conference? 

Simply email us at thelight@lamppostedu.org or call us at : 470-439-5050

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Frequently Asked Question

The Third Annual Black American Muslim Conference takes place on Saturday & Sunday April 11th and 12th in The Morrow Center 1180 Southlake Circle, Morrow, GA 30260

 YES, Childcare will be available. Space will be provided for attendees with children under 12.  Of course, children are welcomed to come into the main lecture hall so as long as they do not disturb other attendees.

Parking is FREE. The Morrow Center and the Mall have ample parking space. 

Pizza Wali is 10 minutes driving from the Morrow Center. There is also a Food Court in the Southlake Mall and other restaurants in the vicinity. 

Attendees can receive a 10% discount if they choose to stay at the Drury Hotel. There are also a number of hotels near the Atlanta airport, we recommend that you use services like Priceline or Expedia for cheaper rates.

Yes. We will have more details within the next 2 days. Please email us at thelight@lamppostedu.org for more details on vending and sponsorship opportunities.

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