The Family and Youth Institute — a Michigan-based organization that promotes positive youth development, healthy marriages, effective parenting, and mental health and well being — has just released two resources for Black Muslim youth.
Sarrah AbuLughod, MA ’17, Senior Communications Manager for the institute, told Hartford Seminary that these publications are the culmination of a long project.
One is the Uplifting Black Muslim Youth toolkit. According to Sarrah, “While the resource centers Black Muslim experiences and needs, we also included a section specifically for non-Black Muslims who are sincerely looking for tools and guidance to help increase their understanding of intra-faith racism, systematic injustices and implicit bias (among many other topics) in order to support Black Muslim youth.”
The second is the Uplifting Black Muslim Youth book, which can be downloaded for free. “Centering the voices of Black Muslim youth, this book summarizes the latest research and is a road map for individuals and institutions invested in transforming feelings and experiences of marginalization, to those of strength and resiliency,” Sarrah said.
Congrats to Sarrah on helping to develop and promote these important resources!