Posted on Jun 02, 2020
Haute Hijab Staff
Since the brutal murder of George Floyd last week, we've been asking ourselves how we can continue fulfilling our brand mission while also using our platform and voices as Muslim women to help dismantle our country's horrific systems of racial injustice. We can't just carry on with business as usual. We are continuing these important conversations here on the blog, amplifying Black voices on our platforms and thinking deeply about other ways to support.
In addition to that, this week we are donating a portion of all sales to Sapelo Square, an online forum that intervenes in the marginalization and erasure of Black Muslims in the public square by producing thought-provoking and analytical articles and content centering Black Muslims. Sapelo Square's mission is to celebrate and analyze the experiences of Black Muslims in the United States, to create new understandings of who they are, what they have done and why that matters.
This campaign starts now and will run through Thursday, June 4th.
An image from Sapelo Island off the coast of Georgia, where the first communities of African Muslims lived. Image source: Sapelo Square
Sapelo Square builds on "the long tradition of Islam in Black America and reflects the vitality of Black Muslim Life. [It] aims to be the destination for all things Black and Muslim in the United States." The name "Sapelo" is taken from one of the first communities of African Muslims in the United States, founded in the early 1800s on Sapelo Island, located off the coast of Georgia.
If you choose to shop this week’s collection or anything on our site, you’ll be contributing to Sapelo Square. And to further the conversation of racial injustice and to see how else you can do your part, watch the latest HH Halaqa with our blog writer, Layla Abdullah-Poulos. Be sure to check back on the blog for more on this and what we can all do in our lives to educate ourselves and help.