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Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative

Grant Type: General Operating

Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Organization Overview

The Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (Muslim ARC) creates spaces to learn and develop racial equity, connects multifaith and multiracial networks using digital media, dialogue, and storytelling, and cultivates solutions for racial justice through research, curriculum development, and strategic planning.

Summary

As a faith-based organization, MuslimARC works with Muslim communities to build capacity for racial equity, as well as with interfaith and multiracial coalitions to address the intersections of systemic racism and Islamophobia. The organization will lean heavily on online education platforms, in the absence of on-the-ground workshops, to encourage an appreciation of diversity and meaningful dialogue to combat racism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia. This includes creating spaces for learning, racial equity trainings, connecting and activating a vibrant network through digital media, and cultivating leadership and solutions for racial justice. In 2020, MuslimARC played a central organizing and educational role as community partners navigated the racial justice implications of the pandemic and increased attention to police brutality. In 2021, MuslimARC plans to focus their anti-racism curriculum work, ending the prototype stage and bringing it to the distribution stage. MuslimARC also plans to deepen their narrative change work by amplifying the voices of diverse Black, Latino, and Indigenous Muslim communities through social media campaigns, education resources, panels, and crowdfunding.

Year founded: 2014

Location: Southfield, MI

Website: http://www.muslimarc.org/

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