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.
The first campaign of the AMEL Speakers Bureau will be done in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League of New York and will focus on public events at college campuses and community centers across New York state. Preparation for these speaking engagements will be done through online training and a final 2-day in-person workshop in early March. Following the training, speakers will be deployed to events throughout New York state, which will take place between March and September 2018 and will address critical topics, for example combating anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim bigotry, racism, and hatred; advancing women’s rights and LGBT rights; protecting minorities and marginalized groups; and promoting interfaith cooperation. With time, additional campaigns and events will be organized.
If you are interested in becoming an AMEL speaker, please fill out the application here or contact us if you have questions.
Applications for AMEL Speakers Bureau will be considered on an ongoing rolling basis, however the deadline to be considered for the first campaign is January 4, 2018.