June 9, 2017: On "Tucker Carlson Tonight," American Muslim Blair Imani, executive director of Equality for HER, explained why she thinks such safe spaces are a good idea.
"In the wake of the immigration bans and heightened Islamophobia in the United States and abroad, it's more important than ever to amplify Muslim women's voices and fight for inclusion and justice in our communities. We hope you'll join us for this exciting night of community building and activism to engage in an important conversation about supporting the Muslim community and resistance in the Trump era." - Sakhi for South Asian Women
I will be hosting Sakhi for South Asian Women's "A Night With Amani Al-Khatahtbeh." Amani has become a prominent feminist powerhouse, speaking around the country and the world (notably at the most recent United State of Women alongside Michelle Obama and Gloria Steinem) on gender justice and issues affecting Muslim women. The site today boasts one million unique visitors, 50 writers and editors, and its creator is a Forbes 30 Under 30 in media. Amani has been profiled in various media outlets including the New York Times, New York Magazine, Teen Vogue, and written numerously on everything from media representation to anti-blackness in her community.
In October, Amani's memoir, Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age was published to rave reviews and named a NYT Editors Pick. This evening, we'll be hearing a reading from the book, have time for an audience Q&A, and learn more about what makes these brilliant young feminist tick.
The Black Muslim Activist Tearing Down the Boundaries Around Womanhood
by Diana Tourjee
Blair Imani was arrested at a Black Lives Matter protest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10, 2016. The rally had been organized by three teenage women in response to the shooting death of Alton Sterling, and was meant to be a peaceful protest. It turned chaotic and violent as law enforcement clashed with the protesters.