Community-Oriented Seattle Muslim Nonprofit Announces Lineup For Wellness Weekend
“Over the last eight weeks,” the event organizers said, “we have had our hearts broken again and again as we have witnessed genocide unfolding in Gaza ... To change our world, we have to build from spiritual impact to social impact as we reconsider everything.”
Wasat, a Seattle-based nonprofit that provides support and community for American Muslims and those seeking information about Islam, just announced a weekend of events centering Muslim impact and wellness. The event will focus heavily on supporting Palestine and reinforcing local community.
Event organizers say that the weekend will be filled with ideas around wellness, impact, building new economies and the arts. The event aims to strengthen the resolve of its attendees’ hearts and build community-rooted economies for the collective future.
“Over the last eight weeks,” the event organizers said, “we have had our hearts broken again and again as we have witnessed genocide unfolding in Gaza. These weeks have also been revelatory in terms of who will stand with our communities and who will be silent. To change our world, we have to build from spiritual impact to social impact, from the local here in Seattle to the global, as we reconsider everything.”
Wasat’s Seattle Muslim Wellness & Impact Weekend will begin Friday, Dec. 15 with Jummah at the Seattle Downtown Muslim Association.
The other Friday event, titled “Purify the HeART & Raise our Voices for Palestine,” will showcase local Muslim talent with a wealth of innovative artists. Those featured include essayist and poet Tariq Toure, songwriter and actor Essam Muhammad, musician Hanan Diriye (who creates under the name dsrt flwr) and music producer Dr. Bilal Ware.
On Saturday, Dec. 16, Ware will join Zainab Ismail and other creators for a day of community-oriented workshops at the Seattle Muslim Wellness conference. Concluding the event on Sunday, Dec. 17, Wasat will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a reflection on the organization’s hopes for the future.
The event is free but requires a ticket in order to attend, which can be claimed here. Attendees may choose to donate to Wasat when claiming their ticket if they so choose.
Wasat was conceived in 2012 by three American converts to Islam who wanted to create space for Seattle-area community members to connect, grow and learn together. Today, it has grown into a vibrant community beloved by many and a resource for those exploring Islam.
Wasat’s “Seattle Muslim Wellness & Impact Weekend” begins Dec. 15 and will conclude Dec. 17. Visit the ticket link below for more details.