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  • Name: Mai Eltahir

    Recipient Year: 2018

    Major: Research Psychology

    Description: Mai Eltahir is a Sudanese immigrant and a graduate from the University of Michigan-Flint where she majored in Research Psychology. During her college career, she was known for her student organizing efforts around critical social issues affecting her campus community as well as the Flint community. Mai also served as the President of the Black Student Union during her senior year facilitating organizing workshops and campus-wide conversations on police brutality and accountability, toxic masculinity, liberation, to name a few. She organized a series of conversations called “Intersections: Being Black and Muslim” that centers Black Muslim experiences in erasure and navigating anti-Black, xenophobic, Islamophobic spaces, as well as other forms of injustices on campus and local mosques. Using her experience in facilitating these conversations and research, she presented in the National Conference of Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) in Fort Worth, Texas on the history of Black Muslims in the United States.

    School Name: University of Michigan - Flint

    Sponsor: Makhraj Endowment Fund Scholarship

    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mai-eltahir-b73164147/