The panel will acknowledge Islam as a social activism religion that was based on the principles of empowering the poor, taking care of those with less and uniting in a struggle for a better life for all. These principles are also at the center of America’s Labor Movement. Through this discussion, we hope to educate participants about the importance of social activism, the history and message of the labor movement, and how Muslims young and old can engage with labor to enact change.
Speakers: Linda Sarsour, Maimuna Syed, Keith Ellison
Moderator: Abdul-Basit Haqq
3:30 – 4:30 PM, Session 7B, Room 9 – 10