Last week, after an exciting and successful year, we celebrated AMEL’s first anniversary in conjunction with Nelson Mandela’s centennial,
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The cause of #JusticeForNoura enjoys unprecedented support from the people of Sudan, as well as the international community. With pressure from Washington, this woman can be saved from the death penalty. It won’t be complete justice for what she’s been through, nor a solution to the larger human rights abuses in Sudan, but it would be an important step in the right direction.
Cedric grew up on the streets of Bamenda, Cameroon and immigrated to the U.S. in 2010, where he has become an activist and public speaker. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland-College Park, where he recently completed his Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Resource Economics, with a focus on Entrepreneurship. Cedric was selected as the Student Commencement Speaker for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
AMEL President Mohamed Abubakr featured on a panel as part of the premier of National Geographic’s “The Muslim Next Door” hosted by the Muslim American Leadership Alliance (MALA).
The first five speakers-in-training of the AMEL Speakers Bureau gathered for an interactive workshop during the past three days in New York. The culmination of two months of online speech-crafting and public speaking training, the workshop focused on the mechanics of public speaking, speech refinement and audience engagement.
Congratulations to Mohammed AL-Samawi, AMEL's Global Ambassador for Interfaith, Youth & Leadership, on his forthcoming book The Fox Hunt: A Refugee's Memoir of Coming to America, which will be published by HarperCollins on April 10th.
The Speakers Bureau of the African Middle Eastern Leadership Project (AMEL) will provide public speaking training to young leaders of Middle Eastern and African origin who are living in the United States (temporarily or permanently). Once trained, the speakers will bring their stories of activism, bridge-building and hope to audiences across the U.S, sparking dialogue and positive action among diverse audiences.
On Monday December 18th the Anti-Defamation League's NextGen Outreach Network together with Peace December and the New York Peace Coalition will host a special event entitled "We Are The Change: How Young People Are Leading Movements for Civil Rights and Peace".
In one week, on December 10, 2017, the world will mark 69 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was formally adopted at the United Nations. It is the most universal human rights document in existence, delineating the thirty fundamental rights that form the basis for a democratic society.
With the sheer scope of the global refugee crisis — the biggest the world has seen since World War II – it’s natural to quantify, homogenize and bureaucratize the issue. But when we do so, we lose the one thing that refugees need more than anything else: humanity.
The national launch of The African Middle Eastern Leadership Project (AMEL) was held this evening in Washington, D.C. at the headquarters of Covington & Burling LLP. Featuring a keynote address by Amb. Dennis Ross and remarks by Sen. Mark Kirk, the launch was an overwhelming success with palpable energy and inspiration filling the room.