The speakers will be, Aysha Qamar and Prinal Patel.
Aysha Qamar has her MA in Political Science and BA in Political Science and Journalism Media Studies with a minor in Islamic Studies from Rutgers University. She currently serves on the board of two non-profits, the Muslim American Policy Forum and Thaakat Foundation. She is also a member of the South Asian Journalism Association, as an editor of both Brown Girl Magazine and The Muslim Observer. She currently works as both an advocate and the economic empowerment program coordinator at Manavi - a non-profit organization that works with South Asian survivors of violence. As a poet and freelance writer, Aysha has been published in various publications including: Brown Girl Magazine, Blue Minaret, the Huffington Post, The Muslim Observer and the New York Post's Decider.
Prinal Patel has her BA in Criminal Justice and BA in Psychology from Rutgers University. After college, she served in the Peace Corps as a Youth Development Volunteer in Cameroon where her project goals included girl’s education and empowerment. She is involved with her local rape crisis center, working as part of the sexual assault response team. She currently works as the outreach coordinator and advocate at Manavi - a non-profit organization that works with South Asian survivors of violence. At Manavi, she works directly with survivors, conducts outreach and training programs, collaborates with local and state domestic violence organizations and educates high school and university students on the prevalence of gender based violence in the South Asian community. External Event Url
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