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  • Name: Amara Majeed

    Recipient Year: 2017

    Major: Political Science

    Description: Amara is a graduate of Brown University. 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 also engaged in Muslim advocacy work in D.C., where she worked at several of the aforementioned organizations, separately conducted research relating to African American civil rights leader Imam Jamil Al Amin, and did advocacy work against the Countering Violent Extremism program and Guantanamo Bay.

    School Name: Brown University

    Sponsor: Linda Sarsour Courage Scholarship

    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amara-m-b6b9b197/

    Recipient Type: Scholarship Recipient