Sameena Mustafa

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Sameena Mustafa is the host of "Hand Her the Mic," a show produced by women of color centering women and nonbinary folks of color in politics and activism. She ran for Congress as a Justice Democrat, the organization behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Prior to running for office, she worked as a tenant advocate for nonprofits and small businesses, managed a women’s health center on Chicago's West Side, and founded a diverse stand-up comedy collective. She will be launching a civic engagement initiative to amplify the voices of women of color.

Presentations from Facing Race 2020

Hindu Fascism: An All-American Threat

Hindu fascism did not begin with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This philosophy has been incubating in India and United States for decades. In this breakout, we will outline the history of Hindu fascism in both countries. This workshop will focus on the link between anti-Blackness and Hindu fascism and its role in advancing a white supremacy agenda in America. We’ll discuss not only the dangers of this ideology, but how we can fight its spread.

Participants will have the opportunity to share their knowledge of Hindu supremacy and evaluate its rise in America. We will explore what we can do to ensure that our organizing work is decoupled from Hindu supremacy, and how to pull Americans of Indian descent into the conversation. We'll build shared language and tools through an anti-caste, anti-supremacy lens.

Speakers: Sameena Mustafa, Arti Walker-Peddakotla, Sana Qutubuddin