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To Be or Not to Be Muslim?- Our Muslim Experience in America

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“We have to go to church on Friday evening, but we’ll see you on Saturday!” With a quick goodbye to our friends, we followed our mom out of the building. It was a warm autumn afternoon in Birmingham; the trees were a riot of color, the sky was a crisp …

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My Muslim Experience in America – Amani from Egypt

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It was my first time to travel abroad and I worked so hard to make it happen, for it is not easy for an Upper-Egyptian conservative family to let their only daughter travel very far away from home on her own. After being accepted by Fulbright to take part in …

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Let’s Talk About Bathrooms

Remember when you were younger, and you pretended the floor was lava? You would jump from one object to the other, and someone would remove an object to make the game harder? That’s what the last month has felt like for many, but instead of removing pillows or chairs, the …

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Using Art as Resistance

Using art to make a change

It feels like every day there is a new CNN update that pops on my phone that just scares the living daylights out of me. Executive orders, cabinet appointees, travel bans, and environmental concerns are just a few of the daily notifications I see on my phone. A question that …

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A Young Girl’s Leadership on Diversity in School Reading with #1000BlackGirlBooks

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In a tumultuous world, stepping up and creating social change is needed more than ever. Whether it be a problem nationally or locally, youth across the country are finding their voices and taking action on causes they’re passionate about. In our classrooms, there have been questions raised about diversity. Are schools …

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The Women’s March: What were you marching for?

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A couple weeks ago over 3 million people worldwide marched for justice, the rights of the marginalized, a better future and for what makes America beautiful in the Women’s March. Three AMPster’s share their own experiences. Nicki participated in the “Disability March,” an amazing and inclusive alternative for people who were not able …

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