Executive Director Zainab Al Suwaij of the American Islamic Congress
The global women’s right movement is not only a woman’s movement, but a human one whose impact can be felt in all aspects of life, from the political to the religious. Zainab Al-Suwaij is the 35 year-old Co-Founder and Executive Director of the American Islamic Congress (AIC) whose mission is to build “interfaith and interethnic understanding.” By promoting human rights, and social justice, and fighting terrorism, extremism and hate speech, the AIC is at the forefront of a movement that reaches out to all peoples in the hopes of establishing a real dialogue which will educate people about Islam and the diversity within it. The AIC’s influence is far reaching, testifying in front of the US Senate, and ensuring that women will be able to participate in the Iraqi Parliament are just a few of the ways Zainab and the AIC have proven that their mission statement is more than the words it contains, it is global action…
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World Musician and Producer Itai Shapira Following your dreams may not guarantee fame and fortune, but giving up on them guarantees failure. Itai David Shapira, a 24 year-old musician, has been following his passion for music around the world and successes and triumphs have come with every step along the way. Graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in Ethnomusicology, Itai has used his knowledge of Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian, Middle Eastern, African and Indian music to learn more about the art he loves and express them in the music…
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