Program: DART 2017

View the DART Program online [here].

This conference aims to bring together organizers and community leaders to build collaborations through critical-consciousness raising on racial justice and critical anti-Islamophobia activism to address issues of water, community power, and sanctuary. This is an important moment to mobilize Muslims and allied communities to develop a proactive agenda to build power and counter harmful policies on a local, state, and national level by developing a shared vision for Metro Detroit. 

The training will feature plenary sessions in the morning with breakout and small group sessions in the afternoon. The training will close with our Racial Justice Awards Ceremony, honoring Michigan organizations and groups doing powerful work.

Breaks, live performances, a reflection and prayer space, and opportunities for building with fellow training attendees are built-in to our day.

Morning Agenda


  • 9:00a - 12:00p: Morning Plenary Sessions
    • With Margari Hill, Ahmad Abuznaid, Samantha Magdaleno, Lila Cabbil; Khaled Beydoun, Peter Hammer, Monica Lewis Patrick, Mika'il Stewart Saadiq; moderators Hazel Gomez and Asha Noor
    • Spoken word with Tawanna Petty
    • Guided Meditation with Joya D'Cruz



  • 12:00p - 1:00p: Lunch
  • 1:00p - 1:30p: Reflections/Dhuhr
  • 1:30p - 5:00p: Afternoon Breakout Sessions (4 tracks)



  • DART Workshop Tracks:
    • Bystander Intervention Training
    • Rights at Risk: Black Muslims at the Intersection
    • Solidarity Practices
    • Narratives for Change
  • 5:00p - 5:30p: Break/Asr



  • 5:30p -7:00p: Closing/Racial Justice Awards Ceremony
    • With keynote from Judge Adam Shakoor, Detroiter and the first Muslim judge in North America
    • Racial Justice Awardees: Dream of Detroit, We the People of Detroit, ABISA, the Muslim House
  • Closing Faith Reflections
    • Wat Paknam Michigan/Buddhist Meditation Center (BMC)
    • Pastor Wallace Gilbert Jr.
    • Dr. Nadeem Siddiqi


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