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Keynote Speakers

2024 Black Muslim Psychology Conference

For 2024 Black Muslim Psychology Conference (BMPC2024) we are THRILLED to be in conversation with influential scholar athlete Husain Abdullah and internationally renown poet Warsan Shire as our keynote speakers! 

2024 Black Muslim Psychology Conference

Husain Abdullah


has been recognized for his quiet and focused leadership being named “Captain” of the team in High School, College and NFL. Carrying a Bachelors in Sociology and a Masters in Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, Husain uses his education to leave a positive mark on society. During his seven year NFL career (Minnesota Vikings/Kansas City Chiefs), Husain used his status and platform to speak on issues such as concussions/traumatic brain injuries, mental health, social injustices and educating worldwide audiences on Islam. NFL Films, ABC, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Players Tribune, and more have documented his life’s journey and shared his young wisdom with the world. Husain is an Executive Coach and Career Coach. Conflict Resolution specialist. Author. International speaker. Owner of Luminous Logistics LLC.

2024 Black Muslim Psychology Conference

Warsan Shire

is a Somali-British writer and poet. Her full-length debut collection Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head (2022) was Shortlisted for the Felix Dennis Prize, Griffin Poetry Prize, Forward Prize, and Dylan Thomas Prize and her chapbook Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth (2011) was a poetry bestseller. Her limited edition chapbook, Her Blue Body (2015) sold out overnight. Shire is a member of the Royal Society of Literature and served as the first Young Poet Laureate of London in (2013). Shire wrote the poetry for the Peabody Award–winning visual album Lemonade as well as Black Is King in collaboration with Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (2016, 2020). She also wrote the short film Brave Girl Rising (2019), highlighting the voices and faces of Somali girls in Africa’s largest refugee camp.

2024 Black Muslim Psychology Conference

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