FEB. 21 | Omar ibn Said: A Conversation Between Dr. Youssef Carter and Dr. William Spriggs
A Conversation Between Dr. Youssef Carter and Dr. William Spriggs
Omar ibn Said’s story illuminates the historical and geographical relationships between Black Muslim religious empowerment, forced and chosen migration, and labor. As we think of the future of the South—as well as its present—understanding this history is essential to imagining economic systems rooted in equity.
Join us for a dialogue between Dr. Youssef Carter, an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and the Kenan Rifai Fellow in Islamic Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Dr. William Spriggs, the former Chair of the Department of Economics at Howard University and Chief Economist to the AFL-CIO. This dialogue will be moderated by MDC Senior Program Director Kerri Forrest. Together, we will explore and bear witness to the historical conditions of slavery faced by Ibn Said, while envisioning how we might realize systems that value humanity.
This is a joint program with Carolina Performing Arts and MDC’s State of the South.
Registration is free.
Tickets and event info for the Omar opera at Carolina Performing Arts on February 25 and 26th are available HERE.