BMPC2017 Presenters & Speakers

The aim of this conference is to bring together 100 emerging and prominent Black scholars, leaders, and activists from across the country, as well as allies and supporters from other communities to explore the relationship between race, religion, healing and the pursuit of individual and collective liberation and justice. These multidisciplinary experts represent fields as diverse as psychology, anthropology, education, history, politics and law. We are looking forward to learning from their vast expertise and lived experiences. 

Keynote Speakers & Honored Guests​

Ilhan Omar
Ilhan Omar

MN State Representative Minneapolis, MN

Ustadha Iesha Prime
Ustadha Iesha Prime

Scholar & Activist

Curtis Jones
Curtis Jones

City Council of Philadelphia

Ryan Boyer
Ryan Boyer

Business Manager Laborer's District Council

Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Jr
Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Jr

CEO & Executive Vice President, American Psychological Association

Dr. Cheryll Rothery
Dr. Cheryll Rothery

Chair, Department of Professional Psychology, Chestnut Hill College

Speakers & Facilitators

Dr. Su'ad Abdul-Khabeer
Dr. Su'ad Abdul-Khabeer

Purdue University Founder, SapeloSquare.com

Aamaal Abdul-Malik
Aamaal Abdul-Malik
Keilani Abdullah
Keilani Abdullah
Dr. Quaiser Abdullah
Dr. Quaiser Abdullah
Tahir Abdullah
Tahir Abdullah

University of Chicago

Kafia Ahmed
Kafia Ahmed
Bilal Ansari
Bilal Ansari
Amina Bakeer Abdul-Jabbaar
Amina Bakeer Abdul-Jabbaar
Khaled Beydoun
Khaled Beydoun
Ayaan Dahir
Ayaan Dahir
Imam Dr. Muhammad Hatim
Imam Dr. Muhammad Hatim
Anita Husen
Anita Husen

Stanford University

Yusuf Jones
Yusuf Jones

Mental Health Advocate Muslim Wellness Foundation

Fatima Kebe
Fatima Kebe
Dr. Mona Masood
Dr. Mona Masood
Dr. Halim Naeem
Dr. Halim Naeem
Asha M. Noor
Asha M. Noor
Dr. Maisha Pesante
Dr. Maisha Pesante
Dr. Olubunmi Oye-wuwo-Gassikia
Dr. Olubunmi Oye-wuwo-Gassikia

Assistant Professor Binghamton University

Laila Muhammad
Laila Muhammad
Nisa Muhammad
Nisa Muhammad

Muslim Chaplain Howard University

Tasneem Mohamed
Tasneem Mohamed
Aya Saed
Aya Saed

Harvard Law Student Penn Class of 2013

Dr. Safiyya Shabazz
Dr. Safiyya Shabazz

Family Physician Fountain Medical Associates

Mohamed Shukri
Mohamed Shukri
Zainab Suara
Zainab Suara
Faduma Warsame
Faduma Warsame

Young Muslim Collective

Mukhtara Yusuf
Mukhtara Yusuf

Young, Gifted & Black: Black Muslim Collegiate Forum

Maryam Alausa
Maryam Alausa

University of Pennsylvania

Sadiyah Bashir
Sadiyah Bashir

Prince George's Community College

Taqwa Brookins
Taqwa Brookins

Rutgers University

Muna Mohamed
Muna Mohamed

Tufts University

Fadumo Osman
Fadumo Osman

New York University

Eric Powell, Jr.
Eric Powell, Jr.

Howard University

Kamina Wilkerson
Kamina Wilkerson

Stanford University

Tesay Yusuf
Tesay Yusuf

Stanford University