Jul 6, 2020
04 - Government, Politics, and Civic Engagement
What role do Muslims have in the political realm? What are ways that we can get engaged? What are strides that Muslims have taken in recent years? What is it like to become an elected official when you're Muslim? What is the Muslim presence in social activism? With today's interesting political climate, Muslims find themselves in a position in which they are often alienated. And yet, we've still been able to demonstrate significant influence through social activism and various political campaigns, whether as the candidate running or as a crucial force in another politician's campaign. In this episode, Aamina and Lelas sit down with 5 extraordinary individuals, each with a different presence in the political realm - Wardah Khalid, Kifah Shah, Ammar Shamaileh, Bushra Amiwala, and Varisha Khan.
**Note: This episode was recorded on 6/1/20