Muslimah. Feminist. Poet.

Sagirah Shahid is a Minneapolis, Minnesota based poet. Known for her dynamic storytelling abilities, her writing often reflects upon her upbringing as an African American Muslim woman. She has received awards for her writing from the Jerome Foundation, the Loft Literary Center, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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In-Visibility: Black Muslim Women in the Arts

                    Panel Discussion                         December 2, 2017,  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

East Side Freedom Library

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For Black Muslim women living in the U.S., navigating the arts comes with several caveats. From tokenism to erasure, swerving on anti-Blackness, Islamophobia or sexism, is practically a given if you’re Black, Muslim and a woman in the arts.

Join us for a robust panel discussion centering the voices of such individuals. These local creatives will share their unique perspectives and reflections surrounding their relationship to the arts.

 

PANELIST: MAYA BECK, FATUMA MOHAMUD, LULA SALEH, VANESSA TAYLOR, LOKHO KOTILE

EMCEED BY FILSAN IBRAHIM

FEATURING ARTWORK BY  HAWWA YOUNGMARK

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY YABA GOBANA

Hosted by Sagirah Shahid, co-sponsored by the East Side Freedom Library. Funded in part by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an artist initiative grant.

This event is free and open to the public, donations of any amount accepted too.

RSVP TO ATTEND: http://bit.ly/2AlFNzh

 

 

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Minnesota State Arts Board Grant

Sagirah is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.