Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Mirna Haidar

MASGD Steering Committee | MASGD / Zcollective
Mirna Haidar, is a Queer Muslim Refugee from Lebanon, She/they serve as the steering committee Member of MASGD: Muslim Alliance for Sexual & Gender Diversity, and is the Conceiver of Z Collective & Lead Organizer and Advocacy Trainer at the Arab American Association of New York — Brooklyn, New York. Mirna is currently a CUNYLaw 2019 student pursuing her social justice lawyering degree to continue her Journey in resistance.

Presentations from Facing Race 2016

Queer Muslim at the Intersections of Islamophobia and Homophobia

This session will be a narrative of a queer muslim refugee into the united states and the journey in combatting both Islamophobia and Queerphobia in the States while attempting to find "Home". It will open from a personal perspective and link to the current work of some Muslim LGBTQ organizations in the united states on these issues (such as the Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity and Zcollective) and the communities resistance to such system of oppressions. We will continue and conclude with a dialogue with those who are in the room on challenging Islamophobia and understanding some of these ivtersectionalities across identities, borders, and movements.

Speakers: Mirna Haidar, Amanda Chahine