They are part of the national fabric that holds our country together. They contribute to America in many ways, and deserve the same respect as any of us. I pledge to spread this message, and affirm our country’s principles of liberty and justice for all.
An Outreach and Research Associate for 20,000 Dialogues, Léna Sulpovar holds an MA in Social Justice in Intercultural Relations from the School for International Training (SIT). She earned her BA from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, where she majored in French Studies and minored in Anthropology. Léna was born in Uzbekistan, raised in Israel, and has studied both in the U.S. and France. Her interests include: languages, travel, religion and spirituality, French literature, human and animal rights, Art Nouveau, international and independent cinema, the media, and peacebuilding.
Baltimore bred and based at the University of Maryland College Park, Zulekha Sayyed lives on the crossroad of rich cultural history, new world progress, and devotion to religion. As a Studio Art major, Zulekha hopes to inspire, educate, and tell the stories of silent voices through her future work in Art and Film Production. A deep rooted goal is to impact our future by helping children through Film, Art, and developing youth programs. Zulekha enjoys marketings and PR, is highly involved in her community and has worked as a graphics director, videographer, Senior Staff Writer for CreativeMuslims.com. She is currently working with UPF as a Community Ourtreach Coordiantor.
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