6:00 pm18:00

Hip-Hop. Islam. Gender. Activism. Race: An evening with Su’ad Abdul Khabeer PhD, and HPrizm

  • Drexel University

In the wake of a tumultuous election cycle, we have witnessed a resurgence of activism across the country. This movement mobilized organizations,
artists, activists, community members, allies, and individuals (some who have been inspired to be politically involved for the first time). 
As America’s first Black president has left office, many look to Hip Hop as a bridge to our globalized world and a soundtrack to the streets.
This event, featuring Dr. Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, Kyle (HPrizm) Austin, and moderated by Alden Young (African Studies director),
will focus on Dr. Su'ad Abdul Khabeer's new book Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States. Dr. Su'ad Abdul Khabeer will define "Muslim Cool" 
and how Muslims, specifically living in the United States, have combined Islam, Blackness, and Hip Hop to create a new and independent identity. 
The role of Hip Hop will be discussed from its origins until today in defining "Muslim Cool" as a platform for social activism. Additionally, the panelists will
tackle the enduring questions surrounding the future of Hip-Hop, and the ways that black, Muslim and women activists have used hip-hop as a soundtrack for liberation.
Co-sponsored by: the Africana Studies Program, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
The inaugural year of the Drexel Global Passport Series (GPS) centers on "Global Civic Engagement.” Drexel GPS seeks to facilitate global conversations at Drexel and in Philadelphia to ensure rich
student engagement and build strong partnerships with local communities and organizations. If you would like to be placed on the GPS list-serve, please contact Jacqueline Rios at jsr62@drexel.edu

6:00 pm18:00

Book Talk with Alireza Doostdar

  • Seminary Co-op Bookstore

Su’ad Abdul Khabeer discusses Muslim Cool: Race, Religion and Hip Hop in the United States. She will be joined in conversation by Alireza Doostdar.

4:00 pm16:00

Hip-Hop, Street Art and Muslim Cool

  • Stanford University

Part panel conversation, part hip-hop performance, this event explores forms of cultural expression that push back against dominant ideas about Muslim identity. Moderated by Prof. Sammy Alim with performers Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, Mark Gonzales, and The Narcicyst.

Chai Chat
4:00 pm16:00

Chai Chat

  • The Markaz: Resource Center

Su’ad Abdul-Khabeer—hip hop scholar, performer, and author of the forthcoming book Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, Hip Hop in the United States—moderates an open conversation with Stanford community about Black Muslim womanhood in the United States.

4:45 pm16:45

#BlackInMSA: Creating Safe Spaces for All - 53rd Annual ISNA Convention

It is important, both for this life and the next, to seek to rectify the racism we find in our communities. This session aims to directly address a lack of representation in the college MSA space as a microcosm of larger Islamic organizations lacking the same kind of diversity. We will provide tools, advice, and solutions for Muslims of all ages on how to make an Islamic space inclusive to all people. 

Panelists: Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, Margari Hill, Eric Powell

Where: O'hare Ballroom