AAI Interns Hear from ACLU's Manar Waheed

Posted by Guest on June 24, 2019 in Blog

On Friday, June 21, Manar Waheed, Senior Legislative and Advocacy Counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), joined AAI interns for our third brown bag lunch of the summer. Throughout the discussion, we learned about her overall career as well as her work on issues concerning Arab American, American Muslim, and South Asian American communities.

Waheed started the brown bag lunch by speaking about her career path and how she came to work at the ACLU. She spoke candidly about her time representing domestic violence survivors after law...

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Aziz Shares the Power of Words

Posted by Guest on June 17, 2019 in Blog

Among the many lessons Nadia Aziz learned in law school, one continues to resonate: “If you’re going to write something, write it as if you are writing with a scalpel.” Aziz, who currently serves as the Co-Interim Director and Policy Council at the Stop Hate Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, shared this insight, alongside several others, with our interns as part of the Arab American Institute’s brown bag lunch series. The series allows AAI interns to explore the wide variety of career paths that members of the AAI community have taken in Washington, D.C. and...

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