Pillars Pop-Up Conversations

At Pillars, we believe that shaping culture is an important way to reclaim our histories and reimagine our futures as Muslims.

We seek to change the lens through which our stories are told to one that is authentic, complex, accurate and honest.

As part of our commitment to Muslim storytelling, we are proud to host Pillars Pop-Up Conversations on Facebook Live. During these conversations, we explore how American Muslims are using storytelling and cultural production to advance social change.

See below for a list of upcoming events, as well as links to past conversations.


Join us on Facebook for Pop-Up Conversations: Season 2

Oct 1 @ 6 p.m. ET – VISUAL ART AND THE REVOLUTION, featuring designer and illustrator Shirien Damra, photographer Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, and our own Arij Mikati. Watch the recording→

Oct 8 @ 6 p.m. ET – BEHIND THE SCENES: ELECTION 2020, featuring Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager Faiz Shakir, social change and political strategist Iram Ali, and our own Kalia Abiade. Watch the recording→

Oct 15 @ 6 p.m. ET – HOW LAUGHTER CAN CHANGE THE WORLD, featuring the Muslim winners of the Yes, And… Laughter Lab (Mamoudou N’Diaye, Atheer Yacoub, Aizzah Fatima, Fawzia Mirza) and our own Arij Mikati.

Oct 22 @ 6 p.m. ET – WHY MUSIC MATTERS, featuring Fadia Kader, head of music partnerships at Instagram, and our own Kashif Shaikh.

Oct 29 @ 6 p.m. ET – CONNECTED: BRINGING SCIENCE TO THE MASSES, featuring science journalist Latif Nasser (Netflix’s Connected and co-host of Radiolab) and our own Arij Mikati.


Watch Pop-Up Conversations: Season 1