John Shannon: A Convert’s Journey

“While most people I know grew up on Shel Silverstein, I grew up on Rumi. I can honestly attribute my curiosity for other cultures and faiths to my mother’s openness on the subject.”

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Yumna Khan: Amplifying The Voices of Minorities

“To me, media plays a huge role in how you see yourself, which is what brought me to want to amplify the voices of our unheard minority communities. I want to tell stories of people who have been overlooked and excluded.”

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Saboor Sahely & Jessica Sahely: From Afghanistan To US A Lesson In Love One Thanksgiving At A Time

“These people put shoes on my children’s feet and they deserve the best. So, we should turn around and give something back every single chance we get.”

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Ending Legal Injustices Through Art and Activism-KEAN University NJ

MALA is honored to participate at KEAN University’s upcoming conference, “Ending Legal Injustices Through Art and Activism” on December 5th. The Human Rights Institute Gallery with the Holocaust Resource Center at Kean University is a foundation for dialogue.The conference will examine critical issues of human rights violations that are still legal in the United States and abroad.

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MALA’s Storyteller Sharareh Drury Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered

MALA’s story-teller, Sharareh Drury, recently had her StoryCorps segment aired on NPR’s All Things Considered.

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MALA’s Co-Founder Ahmed Omar Featured in Voice of America

MALA’s Co-Founder, Ahmed Omar, recently delivered an interview with Voice Of America to talk about leadership, volunteerism, and his recent Presidential Service Award, bestowed by Barack Obama.

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Agha Mohsin Ali: Daughters and Sisters First

“When I raise my voice for the rights of any woman or girl, I feel happy that I am also raising my voice for the rights of my mother and sisters.”

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Nikita Mandhani: Being Heard Through Journalism

“What helps me understand the importance of a feminist movement globally is the fact that I grew up in a developing country where women either have to fight for their rights or quietly bend to the wishes of a patriarchal society.”

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Eleanore Menke: On Love, Loss, and Acceptance

” I no longer needed to isolate the devastating feelings of vulnerability and loss. I had no reason to hide behind what death did.”

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Dania Allkhouli: The Courage To Speak Out

” I want to continue down this path of being bold—as many have called me—for addressing what has been historically swept under the rug, especially in the Middle Eastern and Muslim communities.”

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