Umaymah Mohammad is a senior at IUPUI double majoring in Neuroscience and Political Science. She is an organizer and focuses on countering Islamophobia and the liberation of Palestine, among other anti-racist work. She is a co-founder of the Muslim Youth Collective, an organization that trains young Muslims to be leaders in the resistance against Islamophobia, racism, and all forms of oppression.
MUSLIM YOUTH COLLECTIVE...
Being Muslim in today's political climate is getting more difficult everyday, and countering Islamophobia is a movement that must be led by and informed by Muslims.
This training is the initial launch of an Indianapolis coalition of Muslim youth to begin strategic organizing around unwarranted surveillance and targeting of the Muslim community.
This training will help to:
-Develop an analysis of Islamophobia and how it affects our community
-Unpack the dominant myths and narratives about Muslims
-Move from looking at Islamophobia as individual acts toward an analysis of state violence and systems of oppression
-Unpacking internalized Islamophobia
-Brainstorm ways to counter Islamophobia as a Muslim community in Indianapolis