"Growing up was sort of interesting because I'm a first generation American. So it was kind of a struggle between what my family says is right and the values we try to maintain versus the American lifestyle and how it is to live out here."
"My uncle died on September the 11th. If you visit the WTC Memorial, you will see his pictures. He is wearing a white tupi, a brown vest, and he is smiling back at you."
MALA’s co-founder and director Ahmed “Flex” Omar represented the organization at the conference. He moderated a panel titled “Learning for Access: Quality Education for All.”
"I'm a New Yorker, I'm an American, I'm an Iranian, but I'm also a human. All the people in my life have made me who I am today."
"Every Syrian dreams of the day that they will go back and try to rebuild what has been destroyed."
The event celebrates this groundbreaking effort - and in the process spotlights Muslim Americans’ diversity, individuality, innovative contributions to mainstream American society, and assimilation as proud citizens.
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