I-AMM: The Defining Moment
As AMM (Arab, Muslim, Middle Eastern) folk, we are a very diverse group of loosely-defined, fuzzy-boundaried people in the US. We are Black, Brown and white, Muslim, Christian, Jewish, atheist, agnostic—and all the other levels of religious commitment and interest. What bring us together is our connection to the Islamicate world. We are an almost invisible, but emerging new identity group in the US. This podcast is a safe and loving space where AMM folk get to talk about and deliberate on ourselves as Americans. We tackle issues like internalized racism; living in the heart of empire; modesty; colorism; lacking an identity bloc; belonging; being mixed-race; being religiously mixed, ambiguous or searching; anti-Blackness; what ties us together; Palestine; US foreign policy; whiteness; our role in the greater progressive movement; the possibility of “cultural Muslim” as an identity marker; spirituality; definitions of Spirit/The Divine; connection/disconnection to Spirit/The Divine; our sheroes and heroes, and so much more… It's time to get in front of the negative PR, define who we are and strengthen our American AMM culture.