Passing the Mic
In this video, Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed sits in front of a background that is of a luxury lodge with
a fireplace hanging from the roof, couches and tables, with the windows showing a snowy
sunset. Naqvi-Mohamed is wearing a pink hijab that matches her navy blue and pink flowered
shirt, as well as metal-framed glasses.
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Passing the Mic
Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed is the Editorial Director of CanadianMomEh.com and a spokesperson for the diverse face of Canadian moms. She is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post Canada.
In this video
Naqvi-Mohamed unpacks the notion of “being an ally” as the tangible practise of “passing the mic”. She shares that the passing the mic is the empowered practises of creating uninterrupted, and celebrated spaces for racialized peoples to lead their own narratives, share their experiences and knowledge. For Naqvi-Mohamed being an ally is to stand in solidarity against systemic racism across difference.
Do not stay quiet about representation and diversity, be proud and unapologetically for justice
Take the mic and tell your own story
Feature, amplify and sponsor BIPOC initiatives
The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is doing some amazing work when it comes to race, Bill 21 and standing up for marginalized communities
The Peace Network for Social Harmony is based in Montreal and they do incredible work building bridges between communities