Hadeel Abdulkareem: My Passion to Help Others Heal

“The last image I remember of Baghdad was dead bodies, injured people, and blood on the sidewalks. I wished I had the ability to help the people who were suffering from pain.”

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Sam Gabriel: Learn to Love A Little Better

“There are people who care that I’m gay or that I happen to be Middle Eastern, or happen to be Hispanic and that is hard to reconcile sometimes when you talk to people and they don’t fully listen to you.”

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Mariam Rauf: The Need for Intersectionality

“Our communities have a long way to go to stop gender- based violence, and the place to start addressing that issue is in our homes. We must start having uncomfortable conversations with our family and friends about how women and girls are treated.”

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March On at Jane Addams Hull House Museum

Join us for an evening of poetry and performance by Muslim artists celebrating intersectional identity at Jane Addams Hull House Museum on March 9th.

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This Much Is True: An Evening of StoryTelling on March 14th

This Much Is True is one of the longest running storytelling shows in Chicago, IL. Join us on March 14th for an evening of personal tales reflecting upon identity, heritage, empowerment, and immigration.

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Jasmine Yassin: Multiple Cultures, Multiple Heritages

“I just want to continue this journey and learn more about my heritage and my culture, and this will just help me to grow and become more confident in who I am as an Iranian-Russian-Palestinian-Muslim-American woman.”

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Sedina Sinanovic: I Owe My Future to Bosnia; I Owe My Life to America

“I was naturalized in 2015, becoming a permanent American citizen. After ‘God Bless America’ played, I had emotions I never thought I would have: I felt proud and rooted.”

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Trisha Mokosh: B & Me – A Love Story

“It was my first time in Paris. I had been studying French, trying to rejuvenate my high school level acumen, but it all went out the window when I saw him staring at me.”

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Kiersten Hellegers: My Spiritual Journey

“I like to think that my journey is a spiritual journey from becoming Muslim. I think it started when I first became exposed to different religions when I was a child.”

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Noura Al Masri: From Damascus to Chicago- Empathy Has No Boundaries

“So coming here, having the responsibility of my two kids, having this situation with my ex-husband, I suffered a lot until I became independent–I didn’t even know how to cash a check.”

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