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"BEEN WOKE" Honoring 5 Black Muslimah Activists

 

Our #WCW's (Women Celebrating Women) are the Black Muslimahs that have dedicated their bodies, time, and efforts on the line in the name of equality, inclusion, fighting islamophobia, racism, and hate! They have been here, tirelessly making the masses more "woke" of the problems plaguing our community (and their solutions). This list can get to 100, we start it off with 5, and encourage all other media outlets to continue passing the baton around and celebrating more women who have contributed. Here's our #BeenWoke100 1-5 (in no particular order):
 

Blair Imani

Founder And Executive Director Of Equality For Her
Best known for her arrest in Baton Rouge, in July 2016, at a Black Lives Matter Protest protesting the killing of Alton Sterling.Her platform includes womens rights, intersections of Black & Muslim identity, and inclusion.

 

Donna Auston

Anthropologist, Writer & Public Speaker

Her research interests include examinations of race, ethnicity, gender, the body, phenomenology
and embodiment, religion, language, media representation, and Islam in America.


Her dissertation is an ethnographic exploration of Islam, race, sprituality, and protest through
an examination of Black Muslim activism in the northeastern U.S., within the context of the
Black Lives Matter movement.

 

Kameelah Rashad

Philadelphia-based mental health professional and founder of Muslim Wellness Foundation,  
a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing stigma associated with mental illness, addiction
and trauma in the American Muslim community through dialogue, education and training.

Founding member of Muslims Make It Plain, a coalition of concerned Muslims working to inspire,
empower and support grass roots mobilization and direct action to address police brutality, racial & religious profiling, unlawful surveillance and the overpolicing of America’s Black & Brown communities.

Kameelah is an advisory board member of Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) and the Husayn Center for Social Justice,  a Muslim-run social services and advocacy center

 

Magari Hill

Co-founder and Programming Director of Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC)

Margari Aziza Hill is co-founder and Programming Director of Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative
(MuslimARC), assistant editor at AltM, co-founder of Muslims Make it Plain, and columnist at
MuslimMatters. She is on the Advisory Council of Islam, Social Justice & Interreligious Engagement Program at the Union Theological Seminary and winner of MPAC’s 2015 Change Maker Award. She has nearly a decade of teaching experiences at all levels from elementary, secondary, college level, to adult education.
 

 Asha Noor


Advocacy and Civic Engagement Specialist

Asha Noor is a racial justice and human rights activist, peace building and conflict resolution
specialist, educator and writer.  She serves as the Advocacy and Engagement Specialist for the
Campaign to TAKE ON HATE, led by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC).


Noor has worked both domestically and abroad in conflict zones with marginalized communities,
including women, afro-indigenous groups, refugees, religious minorities and trauma victims.

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