We started the conversation during Latino Heritage Month in 2014 with the online “Being Latino Muslim” panel with Hazel Gomez, Mujahid Fletcher, and Yarehk Hernandez. In 2015, we featured four Latinos from diverse backgrounds – SpearIt, Nabila Wasi, Eren Cervantes-Altamirano, and Ramon Mejia – to speak on Latino identity, Muslim Latinos, and coalition building around immigration rights and mass incarceration, among other issues.
The aim of these conversations is to continue to amplify Latino narratives and highlighting issues that are of concern to Latino communities, Muslim and non-Muslim.
The conversations address transnational Latino Muslim identities – as well as efforts to uproot anti-Latino racism in Muslim communities – and promote awareness about multi-ethnic multifaith coalitions to address issues that affect the Latino community such as immigrant rights and mass incarceration.
Part 1 (2014):
Part 2 (2015):