COMMUNITY PROJECT TO PREVENT DISCRIMINATION AND VIOLENCE 
AGAINST BLACK AND AFRICAN RELIGIONS

 

Are you a member of a Black, African, or African diaspora religion like Lucumí (Santeria), Candomblé, Obeah, Palo, Vodou, or Voodoo? Are you a member of a Black or African Muslim (Sunni, Shia, Sufi, etc) community? 

 

Would you like to work with other leaders to prevent violence and discrimination against Black religious communities and African or African diaspora religions? 

 

APPLY by JUNE 1, 2022, to participate in the “Race, Justice, and Africana Religions in the United States and African Diaspora” Program! 

 

What will you do?

*Document the discrimination and violence that your religious community faces

*Work with your community or other members of your religion to propose solutions to these problems

*Meet with other members of Black, African, or African diaspora religious communities in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA from May 17-20, 2023. 

 

How do you apply?

*Write a 1000-word essay that answers the following questions:

  1. What types of discrimination has your religious community faced and what have you done to combat it?  

  2. What conversations has your community had about the discrimination? What solutions, if any, has your community tried?  

  3. What are your connections to the religious community and why are you the person to lead this? What will you do to prepare for the meeting, to represent your community?

  4. How do you think meeting with other (Black/African/African Diaspora) religious leaders might help your community?

Send your essay to religiousracism@gmail.com

 

Who’s leading the project to prevent violence against Black and African religious communities?

Dr. Danielle N. Boaz, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Dr. Youssef Carter, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Dr. Edward Curtis, Professor, Indiana University School of Liberal Arts, Indianapolis 

 

Is there funding for the program?

Your travel and other expenses will be covered if you are selected for the program, which is funded by the Henry Luce Foundation


HAVE QUESTIONS? NEED HELP? Please contact religiousracism@gmail.com.