On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) brought back the hashtag that started it all, #BeingBlackAndMuslim, for our 4th annual conversation on Black Muslim identity.
We opened the conversation with framing by Margari Hill, Programming Director of MuslimARC:
Please join us for the 4th annual #BeingBlackAndMuslim HT convo at 2pm EST 2/14/17. We ask that allies signal boost and RT responses by Black Muslims and avoid derailing the conversation by centering the plurality of Black Muslim identities. We have 6 prompts. Please respond to the question number in the following format:
Q.1 [question prompt]
A.1. [your answer #BeingBlackAndMuslim]
These were the six questions for 2017:
- What are the effects of 45’s Executive Orders on #BeingBlackAndMuslim?
- How can we counter the erasure of #BeingBlackAndMuslim?
- What are #BeingBlackAndMuslim led initiatives we should support?
- Who are #BeingBlackAndMuslim scholars, activists, leaders, artists, and writers we should follow?
- How can allies support #BeingBlackAndMuslim?
- Share your images of #BlackJoy about #BeingBlackAndMuslim.
The hashtag was trending in the United States and Canada within a couple hours:
Check out some of the top tweets resonating with people: