The experience of African American Muslims has largely been absent from public policy discussions regarding Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). As a result, one of the most successful deradicalization programs in American history remains unknown. Following the 1975 death of Elijah Muhammad, the leader of the Nation of Islam, his son WD Muhammad led the Community of Imam W. Deen Muhammad (CWDM) in a step-by-step program of reform that transformed the group and led it to abandon its more extreme racial and anti-government views.

When: March 27, 2018 – 11:30am – 1:00pm

Where: New America, 740 15th St NW #900, Washington, D.C. 20005

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