Latino Muslim Unity is the first grass-roots movement launched in Orange County to unite Latinos & Muslims by creating community building projects that redefine their narratives and promote economic, social, cultural and political power. Read more...
Timeline of Latino Muslim Unity
Launch of Adventures of Al-AndalusDecember 29, 2015
Adventures of Al-Andalus was launched and the historical cultural exchange between Islamic and Latino communities began again in Orange County.Press Coverage: OC Register
Mark Gonzalez Storytelling at Valley High SchoolMarch 1, 2016
Mark Gonzales (artist, storyteller) ridged stories of Muslim and Latino identities at Valley High presented to 700 students.Press Coverage: OC Weekly
Taste Tour of Little ArabiaApril 21, 2016
35 leading Latinos were invited to break bread with Muslims to foster dialogue and shop at local Arab immigrant businesses. Stops: Fresh Choice Marketplace, Kareem's Falafel, and Olive Tree Restaurant. The group shared their stories, history, language, political identities and the parallel issues our communities endure on a daily basis.
Rewriting Muslim and Latino NarrativesAugust 15, 2016
Adventures of Al-Andalus partnered with Barrio Writers to help youth rewrite Latino and Muslim narratives and break stereotypes imposed upon them by the rhetoric in the presidential election. Exchanged dialogue about how media plays a role in internalizing oppressive narratives and how to challenge those narratives by rewriting positive stories of our community’s identity.
Latinos Visit Cambodian MosqueOctober 22, 2016
Latinos visit Cambodian mosque to share a meal, get to know one another and register to Cambodian Muslim to vote. Benjamin Vazquez presented measures on the ballot that impact both communities and the importance of local elections. Presented on the demographics of the Muslim community worldwide stating that Asian Muslims make up the majority of Muslims population worldwide.
Screening of American SheriaLatinos and Muslims unite to attend screening of “American Sharia” a movie about challenging the stereotypes of the Muslim communityLatinos and Muslims unite to attend screening of “American Sharia” a movie about challenging the stereotypes of the Muslim community
#IStandWithHijabisFebruary 1, 2017
#IStandwithHijabis: Adventures of Al-Andalus in partnership with ISOC and CLUE invited women to wear hijab for the day to support religious freedom and hijabis’ right to choose.Hijab [headscarf] means “cover” in Arabic, and wearing the hijab is a spiritual act (submission to God), a symbol of faith, an act of respect, modesty, courage, and empowerment.