AWARD-WINNING author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker Na’ima B. Robert launches the first ever Black Muslim Festival next month.
These discussions, so vital for the healing of our collective past, are inspiring change and growth throughout Africa and the diaspora
Na’ima B. Robert
Hosted online throughout Black History Month, running from October 2-25, 2020, the festival programme of panel discussions, seminars, workshops and showcases will celebrate and amplify the global black Muslim community.
During the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic it seemed as though the whole world was corralled off the streets and on to the internet in an effort to stay connected, educated and informed.
”The Black Muslim Festival was born out of the new online space that we all find ourselves in and it’s given us opportunities to connect in ways that we hadn’t before,” explained Robert.
She added: “We want this event to be an expression of the current Black Muslim Renaissance”
“Increasingly, black Muslims are coming together to discuss shared challenges and ideas for the future.
“These discussions, so vital for the healing of our collective past, are inspiring change and growth throughout Africa and the diaspora.
“2020 has been a tumultuous year for all of us, from the global impact of COVID-19 to the Black Lives Matter protest and the ensuing conversations and realisations about racism and anti-blackness within the Muslim community and outside it.
“The Black Muslim Family Festival is a month-long programme of lectures, workshops, seminars, panel discussions, business showcases and special events to bring the global Black Muslim community together in a spirit of healing and empowerment.”