Tensions have risen across the country in response to the brutal killing of George Floyd. Thousands of people have taken to the streets of America under the ‘Black Lives Matter’ banner. What are the obligations of the Muslim community concerning these protests? Should we align ourselves with the non-profit organization ‘Black Lives Matter’? What should Muslims contribute to the ongoing protests against racism and police brutality?
Imam Dawud Walid is the author of a groundbreaking book on activism in the Muslim community entitled “Towards Sacred Activism” Join us for a particular discussion of this work between Imam Dawud Walid and Nour M. Goda on Monday, June 15th at 7 pm EST. You can view this conversation LIVE on this page or our Lamppost Education Initiative’s Facebook page.
Imam Dawud Walid’s book “Towards Sacred Activism”
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Nour Goda is a Syrian-born Arab American and a native of the Bronx, New York. In 2015, she founded the Between Arabs Project, a multimedia platform designed to foster intracommunity dialogue among Arabs and Muslims in the West. A podcast and blog, the project ran from 2015-2017, covering topics such as Muslim American identity politics, feminism, the LGBTQ question, racism within the Muslim American community, polygamy, mental health, faith crises, and more. Nour has delivered lectures at Connecticut College, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, George Mason University, Harvard University, and LIU Brooklyn. She has also spoken at mosques and the Muktamar Conference of the Indonesian Muslim Student Association.
She has been featured on The Mad Mamluks podcast, and in 2017 she co-hosted several episodes on behalf of TMM at the Texas Dawah Convention in Houston where she interviewed Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, Sheikh Mohammad Elshinawy, and Brother Fahad Tasleem. Nour recently become a board member of the Lamppost Education Initiative.
She is currently writing a monograph on the modest fashion industry and the liberalization of the hijab, which will be available in early 2020. Nour is an alumni of Connecticut College where she studied English and Religious Studies. She holds a master’s degree in English Education, is licensed in Montessori, and is an experienced English language teacher and school administrator. She is currently pursuing the Islamic Essentials program with Darul Qasm. Nour now serves as a board member of the Lamppost Education Initiative. Nour’s writings and talks can be found on her website at nourmgoda.com