“Stories from the Intersection of Latinx & Muslim”

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 7pm at City Lore – 56 East 1st Street, NYC

Latinx Muslims are emerging as the country’s fastest growing demographic of Muslims. But they have had a long and rich history, especially in New York City. Tonight we hear about that history and current story. Join us for conversations with: Rahim Ocasio, one of the co-founders of the Alianza Islámica in el Barrio, on the remarkable and obscure history of the largest and most influential Latino Muslim organization in U.S. history; Rahim’s daughter Sultana Ocasio, who will speak about growing up Latina and Muslim; Rhynna M. Santos, founder of the Bronx Women’s Photo Collective, who will share work from her project “A Transcendent Calling: Latina Muslim Portraiture”; and Vilma Santos, on her participation in the portraiture project. You can find more info at: http://citylore.org/event/stories-from-the-intersection-of-latinx-muslim/

Update: Here is the video of Rahim Ocasio’s speech.

Rahim Ocasio, co-founder of Alianza Islámica, the first Islamic organization ever to serve the needs of the Latino community in the United States

Posted by City Lore on Saturday, 13 May 2017

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