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Faith in Action: Reflections on Race, Mass Incarceration, and the School to Prison Pipeline

  • Johns Hopkins University - Montgomery County Campus, Gilchrist Hall 9601 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD, 20850 United States (map)

5:30 PM - Doors open
6:00 - 10:00 PM - Program

Registration is required for this event. Space is limited. If you do not register, you will not be able to attend this program.

This event will include a screening of a documentary that may not be suitable for young children. The directors have suggested viewers should be 16 years and up. Youth ages 13-15 may attend with parents. A separate children's program will NOT be provided for this event.

NWMI invites you to the second installment of the Islam, race, and Black Lives Matter (BLM) series that we began last Arba'een. As we remember the legacy of Imam Hussain (as), who put faith into action to stand against the brutality, intolerance, and hypocrisy of his time, we can see clear parallels with our own modern-day struggles. So, what does that mean for us in daily life? How do we regard BLM in the context of tackling contemporary social justice issues?  Can we take a genuine stand against injustices toward our Black brothers and sisters?
This year we will be showing the Emmy Award-winning documentary "13th" in full, followed by a panel discussion on the intersections of race, mass incarceration, and the school-to-prison pipeline within the context of the current political climate.

Our panel of experts will tackle issues from both academic and activist perspectives and offer practical ways in which we can take action as a community. Panelists include Dr. Bahiyyah M. Muhammad, Howard University Criminology professor; Corey Green, formerly incarcerated activist and co-founder of How Our Lives Link Altogether (HOLLA); and Israel Cason, Founder & President of "I Can't We Can."

Dinner will be provided during this event.

Registration is required for this event. Space is limited. If you do not register, you will not be able to attend this program.


Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad

Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad is a Professor of Criminology at Howard University in Washington, DC. Her classes have won her the title of Professor of the Year 2014 and 2015. Her newest revolutionary course, the only of its kind in the world, "Policing Inside Out," initiated through a partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, brings together law enforcement officers and black millennials to engage in brutally honest dialogue, trust building excursions and critical readings on minority community-police relations.

Cory Greene

Cory Greene is a formerly incarcerated co-founder and Healing Justice Organizer with How Our Lives Link Altogether! Cory is currently invested in developing and supporting the development of an inter-generational youth-led city-wide Healing Justice Movement.


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Israel Cason is the Founder & President of "I Can't We Can," a Baltimore organization devoted to serving and those suffering from drug addiction. Israel, a former addict, has dedicated the past 20 years to the cause of helping people break addictions, and has changed over 10,000 lives in the process. 

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