2018 Black Muslim Psychology Conference: Love & Liberation

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Chubb Hotel & Conference Center

800 Ridge Pike

Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

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This THREE DAY conference will focus on exploring the inextricable relationship between love and liberation: how we imagine ourselves embodying love of self, family, community and God while also striving for authenticity, self-determination and freedom.

How do we maintain positive, healthy, affirming relationships with one another in the midst of oppression and marginalization?

How does love inform and guide our actions and efforts with respect to community building?

How do we resolve interpersonal, familial and community challenges in ways that restore harmony and repair harm?

How do we confront and address challenging issues such as domestic violence, sexual trauma, toxic masculinity and gender inequality, which wreak havoc in our families, masajid and our movements?

In what ways do we integrate love, faith, culture and spiritual resilience into solutions to our most pressing community problems?

We will explore and discuss a range of topics, including but not limited to:

Marriage & Relationships

  • Courtship & Premarital Counseling
  • Role/Rights of Husband and Wife In Islam
  • Polygyny/Polygamy
  • Divorce & Co-parenting
  • Interracial, Interethnic & Interfaith relationships
  • Infidelity (adultery/zina)
  • Healthy communication and conflict resolution skills

Children, Youth & Family

  • Stepfamilies/Blended families
  • Raising Strong Black Muslim children
  • Adoption, Foster & Kinshipcare
  • Resilience and the #BlackMuslimFamily

Health & Well-Being​

  • Impact of Incarceration, Addiction & Mental Illness on Individuals & Families
  • Infertility & Reproductive Health/Justice
  • Sexual Health & Dysfunction
  • Incest, Sexual Abuse, Violence & Trauma
  • Intergenerational Trauma and Community Wellness
  • Spirituality, Faith & Desire
  • Developmental models of healthy Black Muslim manhood and womanhood

This unique convening of community members, religious leaders, mental health professionals, academic scholars, grass-roots organizers, activists and interdisciplinary experts in the fields of race, religion, law, anthropology, psychology, education and social work has grown tremendously in the last years and we now expect over 400+ attendees from across US & Canada! In addition to 40+ incredible speakers and 25+ amazing workshops, our three-day program also includes these exciting highlights:

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr. Jamillah Karim & Dr. Bilal (Rudolph Ware) + Featured Speaker: Habeeb Akande
  • Meals: Each day of the conference, we will provide breakfast, lunch & all-day snacks with healthy alternatives – included in cost of registration
  • Awards & Recognition Luncheon: honoring those who are Pioneers, Trailblazers & Emerging Leaders in the community
  • Black Muslim Collegiate Forum: for Black Muslim undergraduate students and emerging adults to share their experiences #BeingBlackandMuslim
  • Artist Showcase: Zora Neale Hurston, renown anthropologist and novelist famously remarked: "If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it." Poets, writers and artist will offer testimony and facilitate a conversation on the value of art, creativity and spoken word to create space for healing.
  • Imam Roundtable: a historic gathering of more than 30 Black Imams (religious leaders) from around the country. These notable faith leaders will come together for reflection and discussion of critical questions related to marriage, family and community leadership & accountability.
  • Vending: Jewelry, clothing, accessories, books, baked goods and more!

The Black Muslim Psychology Conference (BMPC) intentionally and unapologetically centers the narratives, voices, and strengths of Black Muslims with a special emphasis on healing and collective well-being. This unique gathering is dedicated to expanding the conversation on self-love, self-acceptance and self-determination. We will engage in honest dialogue through didactic workshops, small group discussions, interactive group learning exercises and creative expression. We invite and welcome ALL members of the community to this dialogue - laypersons and professionals alike. BMPC is open to nonBlack Muslims, nonMuslim allies and people of all faiths (or none) and backgrounds are encouraged to attend and engage in a spirit of humility, curiosity and respect.

*Please note: Our use of the term Black Muslim is inclusive of all those who identify as Muslim and Black:

  • Black African
  • Black American/Descendant of Enslaved Africans
  • Afro/Black Arab
  • AfroLatinx
  • AfroCaribbean/West Indian, etc.

We also hope to foster dialogue enriched by the ideological and sectarian diversity of the community.

#BMPC2018

#LoveandLiberation

#BlackMuslimPsychology

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Chubb Hotel & Conference Center

800 Ridge Pike

Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

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