The Event: MACFEST 2021 – The Black Queens of Islam

The Event: MACFEST 2021 - The Black Queens of Islam

The Conversation” brings to you a series of events and safe spaces where women and girls can go at any time to feel safer and empowered and have access to information, education, recreational activities, support and services. This Week, MACFEST UK is hosting an event centred around celebrating the Black Queens of Islam,

Black Queens of Islam

The Muslim Arts and Culture Festival, UK is celebrating International Women’s Week with a presentation on ‘The Black Queens of Islam‘ by Ismael Lea South. This free digital event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 10th March 2021. It’s going to be an exciting event of the untold Histories of the black queens of Islam.

This event celebrates Black (African & Afro-Caribbean) Muslim women who were trailblazer scholars, academics, activists, artists, entrepreneurs, warriors and artists. Through his talk, Ismael challenges the ignorance, misconceptions and negative perceptions in society. Ismael Lea South is an independent cultural researcher on Black (African & African Caribbean) British history and British Muslim History for over 10 years. His work has been used by publication houses, academic papers, heritage organisations, cultural community organisations and archiving initiatives nationwide.

MACFESTUK is a ground-breaking, award-winning festival hosted across Greater Manchester and the North West – and across the world! The initiative celebrates art, literature, music, history, culture, photography, cuisine, children, youth and women and the heritage of the Muslim diaspora. It offers over 70 events, most of which are free and digital, and many are hosted by schools and colleges. Muslim Arts and Culture Festival aims to bring Muslim and non-Muslim communities together, promote social inclusion and overcome barriers.

This great initiative is led by prize-winning author, educationist and peace activist Qaisra Shahraz MBE FRSA, who features in the prestigious Power 100 List of the most influential Muslims in the UK. Qaisra has dedicated her life to women’s rights and fighting Islamophobia, racism and all forms of discrimination. She and the fantastic MACFEST team are committed to building bridges between communities in the UK and around the world.

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