Join Kenyatta Bakeer to learn about how Muslims can participate in Activism in your neighborhood community.

Dinner will be a potluck.

Kenyatta Bakeer-Allgood

Kenyatta was born and raised a Muslim in Los Angeles, California. Her parents were very instrumental in building the foundation of Islam in Los Angeles over the last 45 years. Both her parents were Educators and helped to start and taught in Mohammad Schools and Sister Clara Muhammad. Kenyatta learned so much from her parents as it related to education, Islam, and activism. Kenyatta has a BA degree in Child Development and an MA in Early Childhood Education. She hopes to pursue a PHD in interreligious studies at Bayan Claremont in the Fall. Kenyatta has helped open several schools including her own Preschool, she helped open Islah Academy, which is a Muslim school that serves South LA. Lastly, she helped open a Charter school in South LA. She is a Child Development Professor for the Los Angeles Community College District and National University. She is also a Consultant for Child Care Centers and Programs.

She believes that her foundation of Islam comes from attending a Muslim school and being told by her parents to seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. Her parents encouraged her to study other religions and to learn about other people. This is what sparked her interest in interfaith work. She and her husband Marcus are members of LA Voice, an interfaith organization that has over 55 congregations that have been instrumental in changing Los Angeles for the better. They were successful in passing Proposition 47, which reduces 6 low level felonies to misdemeanors and gives people resources to help them in their overall life. She is currently serves as a member of the SoCal Muslim/Jewish Forum.

In her free time, she loves to hike at the beach and parks. She practices yoga and meditation practices. She is considered the Self Care Guru among her family and friends. External Event Url
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