Mateen Duhoki: The Refugee Situation in Kurdistan

“And just 8 days before she escaping from ISIS, she delivered a daughter, a girl, and they were escaping from the ISIS. Imagine like her daughter died in front of her eyes because of thirsty and she is an 8 day year old girl.”

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Mohammed Bashein: Living Without Fear

“Some people regret the revolution now because of how things turned out to be, but we all know it was a life-changing experience for all of us. The revolution open roads for us to feel more responsible of our future for our children’s future.”

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Maria Nazar: Releasing Global Potential

“So I decided to switch what was at that time my hobby, to an actual start up, an actual business. And since then, I am lucky to say it has been growing and thanks to that I’ve been chosen as Forbes 30 under 30 in Israel.”

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Amine Merzouki: Preserving My Indigenous Heritage

“This is why I want more people to seek more about your dreams, do not let barriers hold you down. I mean, this is life. Things happen, bad things happen, but always try to be more courageous.”

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Jawher Allani: Finding My Purpose

“In Tunisia, I used to live in a community of simple people. I had a great family, but I didn’t used to be in civic engagement or in association life. I actually felt frustrated a little bit because we have a lot of problems in my country.”

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Majeda Owaida: A Mother, A Palestinian, An American

“My entire life has been a challenge. Raising my children and balancing my career was hard. The biggest challenge is missing my family in Palestine. I miss them everyday, and stay in contact as much as I can.”

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Celebrating The American Dream: MALA Annual Fundraising Dinner

Save the date! MALA’s Annual Fundraising Dinner will be held on November 2nd, 2016 at Hubbard Inn Chicago. Tickets and sponsorship packages are now available.

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Kenneth Tea: Never Give Up

“I’ve had lots of ups and downs in my life in terms of mental health. During my downs, I remember this and it motivates me to keep hope in the future, and to keep hope in myself.”

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Zeina Sleiman: Lifting Others

“You can be anything you want, you are worthy, and you just have to find whatever makes you passionate about life and keeps you going. It’s not wrong to dream or have these ideas or these plans that you want to do in the future.”

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Majd Musa: Creating a Structure For Change

“So here I’m more comfort like from the way I’m dressed, the way I’m talking – to speak my mind and tell my opinion, to not be afraid of any other sequences of the things that I’m going to say.”

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