2/27: A Night with Amani at Bowery Poetry

"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.

Blair Imani

Blair Imani engages with a variety of issues affecting Black, Muslim, and femme communities. Imani is the Executive Director of Equality for HER, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness for issues affecting the global femme community. Blair is a Press Officer at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She has previously worked with the Women’s Information Network, Equality Louisiana, Louisiana Progress, StuffSheLikes.com, Beautiful in Every Shade, and Baton Rouge Organizing.