After racial data for COVID-19 patients in many states became available, it has become clear that COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting Black communities all across the U.S.—including and especially Black Muslims, which make up between a quarter and a third of American Muslims overall. Black and Arab Muslims are the most likely to report lower income, and Muslims as a faith group are the most likely of any faith community to report living at or just above the poverty line, with roughly one-third of Muslims considered to be poor. While underlying health conditions increase the risk of the seriousness of COVID-19 infections, in Black America there is a lot more to the story.
Join ISPU and the National Black Muslim COVID Coalition represented by a panel of experts that will highlight the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Black Muslim communities, the historical and current factors that contribute to the current crisis, and the holistic approach that is needed to slow down the impact and move toward healing.
Our panel of experts, moderated by Dalia Mogahed, will include:
- Kameelah M. Rashad, PsyD, Founder and President of Muslim Wellness Foundation (MWF)
- Imam Tariq El-Amin, Director of Civic Engagement & Interfaith Services at the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC)
- Margari Hill, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC)