Creativity, Innovation, and Community : SoCal 2019 Justice Awards 


Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) is deeply honored to recognize and amplify the work of six individuals for this year's racial justice awards ceremony during our Muslim American Mosaic dinner on September 21st in Carson, CA. This will be an evening to meet the our winners, along with fellow creatives across faith-based communities. Join us for delicious food, great conversation, music, and exciting news about our projects including our role in the new comedy East of La Brea! As a human rights education organization committed to countering racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia our awards reflect our three purposes: 

  • CREATE education resources and workshops

  • CONNECT a multifaith and multiracial network using multimedia, dialogue, and storytelling, and  

  • CULTIVATE solutions for racial equity through strategic planning, research, and curriculum development

We are presenting two Creator Awards to Rida Hamida, founder of #LatinoMuslimUnity, and Genaro Waheed of Sahaba Initiative.

For our Connector Awards, we are proud to honor Ismahan Abdullahi the National Deputy Director of the Muslim American Society (MAS), and Marya Bangee, the Executive Director of Harness. 

We are also pleased to recognize Umar Hakim, the Executive Director of Intellect Love Mercy foundation (ILM) and LA Voice board member,  with the Cultivator Award

And, last but not least, we are proud to present the Legacy Award to Dr. Mustafa Kuko for his lifetime commitment to ensuring the dignity of the poor and disabled, the young and the old, people of every ethnicity and religion.  

Let's celebrate their work on Saturday, September 21st at the Shelby in Carson, CA for an evening of artists, filmmakers, storytellers, and movement leaders telling the story of their anti-racism work in SoCal.

Tickets are $45 per person until 9/20 and $65 at the door. Tables (8 seats each) are available for a discounted price. 



Confirmed Speakers include

  • Makkah Ali, co-Host and Executive Producer for Identity Politics, facilitator, non-profit leader, and MuslimARC Board President based out of Chicago
  • Sameer Gardezi, CEO of Break the Room Media and Executive Producer of "East of La Brea" 
  • Margari Hill, MuslimARC Executive Director and Co-founder, educator, independent researcher, and freelance writer
  • Namira Islam, MuslimARC Community Engagement Director, lawyer, and graphic designer.
  • Rasheed Shabazz,  co-founder of Habari Ummah, an Oakland-based Black Muslim-led collective focused on news, events, and culture. He is also a multimedia storyteller, urban planning historian, and youth development professional based in the Bay Area.
  • Entertainment include Akil the MC of Jurassic 5, and more artists to be announced.

Stay tuned for announcements on featured artists and performers! Awards sponsored by Pillars Fund. 

Email us: [email protected]

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