Major: Political Science
School: Brown University
Sponsor: ISF-Courage Scholarship in honor of Linda Sarsour
Message to Supporters: InshaAllah, I hope to center my career around work that benefits and uplifts our community. Jazakhallahu Khair for providing me the means for a stepping stone in order to do this work.
Bio: Amara is a rising junior at Brown University. She has been involved in Muslim advocacy work for several years. At 16, she founded The Hijab Project, which seeks to promote the understanding and empowerment of Muslim hijabi women through social experimentation. The project has received international attention from Good Morning America, BBC, The New York Times, Seventeen, and other media outlets. At 17, she published a book intended to shatter stereotypes about Muslims. She has worked with or at institutions including but not limited to the Muslim Public Affairs Council, U.S. Department of Education, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Poligon, Witness Against Torture, and the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition. She is currently doing Muslim advocacy work in Washington, D.C., where she works at several of the aforementioned organizations, separately does research relating to African American civil rights leader Imam Jamil Al Amin, and does advocacy work against the Countering Violent Extremism program and Guantanamo Bay.
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