Ali Javed: Living The American Dream

“Some immigrant families complain of prejudice and racism in the United States, but I tend to disagree. There is this other notion called “placism”, where the society pushes you.”

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Afak Afgun: Women Carry a Heavier Coffin

” I do not know if things would have been different if I had taken part in my father’s funeral. But I do know that I would not been forced to deal with feelings of guilt, abandonment and anger.”

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Aisha Shah: Pursuing My Goals In Social Policy and Change

“My passion for women’s issues has always been profound. So when the opportunity to participate and serve as an advisory council member of the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women was offered, I availed it.”

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Arab American Film Festival 2016

The Arab American National Museum (AANM)’s Arab Film Festival offers fascinating and exciting new titles from one of the most currently prolific and creative group of filmmakers on the planet. Going on from June 3-12 2016!

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Supna Zaidi Peery: Who Am I?

“We live in an age that wants to label us and box us in so we can be easily understood by the outside world. But, I am not simple. I refuse to be boxed in.”

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Isra Omar: Filling The Role Of A Legacy

“A Somali proverb: The absence of knowledge is the absence of light. Everyone has a light that shines during times of distress. That light was my grandfather. Not only was he a parental figure, but he was my friend.”

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Saleha Jabeen: Joining the United States Army

“Going back like this to me would mean emotional, spiritual, and intellectual suicide. So, I tried all my options and after three years from first begin introduced to the idea of joining the Army as a route to U.S. citizenship, I decided to take this noble route. I am proud to be serving the country I have been calling my home.”

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Yahya Mused: From College Deli to College Honors

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I realized that I had to start from scratch and forge a future for myself out of the nothingness that I was surrounded by at the time.”

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Malala Fund and Schoola Clothing Drive To Empower Girls

Today, more than 63 million girls around the world are out of school. You can directly help these girls go to school — and all you have to do is clean out your closet.

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MALA Co-Founder Featured on StoryCorps

MALA’s Co-Founder, Ahmed Flex Omar, shares his journey from Somaliland to the United States, and how he navigated his way through.

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