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  • Name: Noran Elzarka

    Recipient Year: 2016

    Major: Law

    Description: Noran Elzarka is a graduate of CUNY School of Law. She was active in the International Refugee Assistance Project at CUNY Law and the National Lawyers Guild’s Parole Preparation Project. She also served as a dean for the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, where she helped build spaces of sisterhood and social justice for young women of color. She received her B.A. In Political Science and Women’s studies from Drew University. Her honors thesis examined the intersections between the prison-industrial complex and the military-industrial complex and the ways in which two racialized wars, the “War on Drugs” and the “War on Terror”, exacerbate one another and the implications of militarization for Black, Brown, and Muslim communities. Noran also interned at Brooklyn Defender Services, working with non-citizens in removal proceedings who are at risk of deportation.

    School Name: CUNY School of Law

    Sponsor: Muslim Bar Association of New York (MuBANY) Scholarship

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