Racial Justice Awards 2017


Thank you for your submissions!

For the second year, MuslimARC (the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative) is honoring community organizations, groups, and/or teams that have advanced racial justice. After amplifying work in Los Angeles last year, this year's award recipients are Michigan-based organizations that have demonstrated a history of work that is

  1. collaborative
  2. creative; and
  3. community-focused.

2017 Award Recipients:

  • Dream of Detroit, a Muslim-led initiative that’s combining community organizing with strategic housing and land development to build a healthy community and empower marginalized neighborhoods
  • We the People of Detroit, a grassroots organization dedicated to community coalition building and to the provision of resources that inform, train and mobilize the citizens of Detroit to improve their quality of life.
  • African Bureau for Immigration and Social Affairs (ABISA), which promotes social and economic justice, civic participation, and empowerment of African immigrants and refugees; and
  • The Muslim House, Inc., a nationally recognized house of worship & social service institution with the mission to submit to God, serve humanity, support families, and strive to improve Flint.

Honorable Mentions:

  • CAIR-MI, the Council on American-Islamic Relations - Michigan chapter, for the work of Dawud Walid and Asha Noor
  • ARISE, the Association of Refugees Immigrants and Survivors of Human Trafficking Engage in the AIDS Response, for the work of Claire Gasamagera

We hope you can join us in celebration of their history of work that impacts communities and inspires change. Tickets are on sale at dart2017.eventbrite.com until 9/15. Congratulations to our awardees! We are honored to amplify the work that you are doing.

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