Monday, October 24, 2011

KhushDC member Urooj Arshad honored

During the 15th anniversary of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) our very own Urooj Arshad was chosen as one of the 15 APA Women Leader Spotlights.  Here's what they said about her:
Urooj Arshad has been on the front lines of a number of social justice movements for years, and exemplifies the NAPAWF “Fierce Sister.”  As the Associate Director of Equity and Social Justice at Advocates for Youth, she provides capacity building services to community based organizations working with youth of color.  She is a organizing powerhouse in the Muslim community through her leadership of an international queer Muslim collective addressing the current needs and concerns of LGBTQ Muslims around the world.  She recently became the first openly queer participant accepted to the prestigious American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute.  She has been a stalwart supporter of NQAPIA and has facilitated a number of training sessions.  At the strategy meeting of our first NQAPIA conference in 2009, her facilitation set the tone that inspired our initial board to step up to leadership.
Also, head on over to the Angry Asian Man blog to learn more about Urooj in her own words.  When asked what the best advice she's ever received, Urooj replied, "Happiness is also a form of revolution.  To attain true happiness we have to work towards love and not fear."  And now you know why we love Urooj so much.

You can help support her work by donating to NAPAWF by clicking here.