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Working to spotlight issues of social justice, Abeer 'pushes boundaries'

Thursday, September 15, 2016
photo of Abeer Syedah

With a dynamic following on Twitter, Minnesota Student Association President Abeer Syedah has embraced the connectivity of social media, posting her musings on topics, such as xenophobia to heteronormativity, to her thousands of followers.

And while she has sometimes been criticized, like when she asked her followers to reflect on queerphobia after the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida — in turn receiving countless hate-mongering replies, she has continued to use the platform to speak about social justice and issues of diversity.

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New group: Our Voices - Indigenous Women and Women of Color

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Our Voices: Indigenous Women and Women of Color is a new dialogue group centering women-identified indigenous students, students of color, and multiracial students at the U of M! This dialogue group aims to support and engage the intersection of identities, foster a safe space for identity development, self-expression, and self-reflection, and develop responsible leaders to advance the needs and enrich the experiences of indigenous women and women of color.


Greater Than 7 Kickoff Event - Intersectionality U with Olmeca

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Monday, Sept 26, noon to 1pm, Northrop Plaza

Intersectionality. What is it?! And what does it have to do with me?! Come discover the answers to these and other intriguing questions at our third annual Greater Than 7 Kickoff event, featuring a performance by social justice activist Olmeca.


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