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Haleemah Aqel

My name is Haleemah Aqel. I am a graduate of the class of 2018. I am a Palestinian Muslim American woman. I serve as the current program coordinator at the Program on Intergroup Relations. I am one of the founders of the Islamophobia Working Group.

Is that how they see me?
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On Saturday, March 16th, at 4P.M., a large crowd of students, faculty and various community members gathered on the diag to perform a candlelight vigil in wake of the tragic terrorist attack on two New Zealand Mosques that left 50 Muslim men, women and children dead and many more severely i

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DEI instillation at the Ross School of Business

It is a known fact that the University of Michigan is made up of predominantly white students. Many students, however, are unaware of the actual demographics of undergraduates, and thus unaware of the effects of being a minority on campus.

Jakin Zhang

I grew up drawing eyelids on all of my stick figures so that they could look pretty — well, as pretty as a stick figure could get. I took long looks in the mirror and touched the soft space above my eyelashes, miserable about the fact that I had been born with monolids.

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I’ve always been insecure about my Korean-ness, or to be more specific, my lack thereof. For the longest time, I’ve felt like I had become too Americanized, and I wasn’t the only one who noticed it.

PILOT volunteers lead dialogues about privilege, power, and oppression with the Dreams 2 Reality student participants.

I think that student orgs offer an important opportunity for students from different backgrounds and perspectives to come together to do work they are passionate about. As part of my work for a student org, I have been helping to organize social justice workshops for high school students.

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You are light.

 

You are a being.

 

You are human.

 

You are enough.

 

You exist.

 

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Where are you from? A simple, straightforward question for the majority of people, but not for me. I belong to a small – but growing – group of individuals known as Third Culture Kids (TCKs).