Come celebrate Black History Month & Ibrahim Islamic Center's 5th year anniversary.

Join Ibrahim Islamic Center for an enlightening evening of conversation with Imam Khalis Rashaad, and special guests Uybadullah Evans and Assata Richards.
The conversation will explore how the sacred areas of home, houses of worship and public space are deeply rocked as a result of gentrification.

6PM - 7PM (Food Truck and Approved Vending)
7PM - 9PM (Live Music and Conversation)

Approved Vendors

Palette of Style - Original artwork by Samar Babar
Coffee & Treats by Sakinah Freeman
Br. Ray's Bean Pies

Ubaydullah Evans

USTADH UBAYDULLAH EVANS is ALIM's first Scholar-in-Residence. He converted to Islam while in high school. Upon conversion, Ustadh Ubaydullah began studying some of the foundational books of Islam under the private tutelage of local scholars while simultaneously pursuing a degree in journalism from Columbia. Since then he has studied at Chicagoland's Institute of Islamic Education (IIE), in Tarim, Yemen, and Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, where he is the first African-American to graduate from its Shari'a program. Ustadh Ubaydullah also instructs with the Ta'leef Collective and the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) at times.

Lauren Schreiber & Muhammad Oda

Lauren Schreiber & Muhammad Oda are singer/songwriters based out of the Washington, D.C. metro area. Together, they create a fusion of hip-hop and acoustic soul music that touches on topics ranging from love and relationships to social justice issues. They have performed and facilitated discussions on various topics specifically relevant to their experiences and identities as an interracial American Muslim couple. They have been performing together for the past 5 years at various events in the DMV as well as in California. Currently they are working on their first joint album.

Assata Richards

Assata is the founding director of the Sankofa Research Institute (SRI), which is a nonprofit with a mission to “create knowledge to build community”. To accomplish its mission, SRI employs Community-Based Participatory Research to work collaboratively with academic researchers, community organizations and funders to generate empirical evidence to inform social change. Some of SRI’s current and past project partners include Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, Southeast Houston Transformation Alliance of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Dance Source Houston, Project Row Houses, St. Anne Catholic Church, and CHRISTUS Health Foundation. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and went on to earn a master’s and doctoral degree from Pennsylvania State University. She has extensive training in quantitative and qualitative research methods and analyses. After serving on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh, she returned to Houston, Texas, to work with Project Row Houses (PRH), a nationally and internationally recognized public arts organization that utilizes art as a transformative mechanism for revitalizing economically-depressed urban communities. Also, she is an adjunct professor at the University of Houston and teaches courses in the sociology department and the arts leadership program. Mayor Sylvester Turner appointed Assata to chair his Housing Transition Committee in 2016. Lastly, she is the Vice Chair of the Emancipation Economic Development Council, which is community-led effort with the a mission to “Inspire Hope and Contribute to the Revitalization and Preservation of the Third Ward External Event Url
Eldorado Ballroom
2310 Elgin St, Houston, TX, United States