Young Muslims Handbook: Systemic Injustices Towards the Black Community in America

Young Muslims (YM) is a youth organization dedicated to raising awareness and education about systemic injustices towards the Black community in America. The organization has created a handbook to address this issue, including civic engagement tools, action items, and educational material. The handbook encourages members to work locally, especially with their respective inner-city Muslim communities, to support and empower their initiatives.

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YM Neighborhood Initiatives and Educational Resources

Young Muslims Leadership recommends setting up an action-based Neighborhood to further increase awareness among attendees. They also provide topic suggestions and talking points to mention as they seek to educate members and reform the organization to ensure it is a youth organization for Muslims of every ethnicity and race.

The organization offers books such as The Autobiography of Malcolm X as Told by Alex Haley, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, How to Be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, and They Cannot Kill Us All (Kindle) by Wesley Lowery.

Movies and documentaries are also available for members to watch to better understand the reality of systemic racism in America. Young Muslims encourages members to host watch-parties with their neighbors and watch the following movies and documentaries to better understand the reality of systemic racism in America.

Petition links were provided for members to raise their voices by signing petitions to show support for causes like national action against any injustice that was done. Members can also send emails to elected officials and candidates for future elections.

Young Muslims (YM) stand in solidarity with the Black community and are committed to raising awareness and educating themselves about systemic injustices. By working together, they aim to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for all members of the community.

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