US Muslim Communities Show Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

American Muslims are grappling with protests and uprisings around the country, as tensions rose after the brutal publicized killing of George Floyd.

Amid the global outrage, American Muslim communities began discussing plans to amplify black voices by showing solidarity with black communities.

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Prior to the call for an eradication of racism in Muslim communities, Muslim organizations have been collaborating on a plan to stand unified as one voice against police brutality and racism.  

In an event held May 29 by Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (Muslim ARC), California Black Muslim leaders shared insight on police brutality, Muslim organizing, and the duty to establish justice.

The solidarity plan listed said local masjids, organizations, and associations should be committed to five action items; 

  • Speaking out against the atrocities that occurred against George Flyod
  • Drafting a letter of solidarity with the black community
  • Participate in a Day of Outrage
  • Addressing anti-blackness in the Muslim community
  • Join local efforts to uplift justice and equality for the black community

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About Sabria Mills
Sabria Mills is the Co-founder and Executive Director of MACE - Muslims Advocates of Children with Exceptionalities. She is an Educational Leader and Social Advocate, who partners with educators, community leaders, and activists to advocate for inclusive spaces for people of all abilities. After spending nearly a decade working in education and addressing the needs of non-profit organizations, Sabria knows what truly drives social reform, equality, and education—and it’s not mastering the social advocacy flavor of the week. It’s how well you connect with the heart-beating people you’re trying to help and communicate your understanding back to them.