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Anissa Abdel Jelil

Anissa Abdel Jelil

Anissa joined the URI North America as the Communications and Outreach Coordinator in May 2016, after a seven-month fellowship with the organization. She brings with her a passion for social justice and storytelling. Her international and interfaith upbringing, paired with her academic journey, opened her eyes to the community-based peacebuilding work taking place all over the world. Her experiences in the fields of international human rights and humanitarianism, health, wellness and intercultural bridge building have equipped her with a hybrid lens for problem solving and clearly communicating complex information. Anissa’s combination of work and volunteer experience and language, graphic design and social media skills will allow her to make a meaningful contribution to the URI North America team. Throughout her time with us, she hopes to emulate the creativity and resilience she sees throughout URI’s network. You can reach Anissa by calling (415) 762-0132 or emailing anissa@uri.org.

April 21, 2016 5:15 PM

What's Love Got To Do With Dismantling Islamophobia?

Islamophobia in the United States is not new. However, studies compiling FBI data, such as the one conducted by Georgetown's Bridge Initiative, state that, today, U.S Muslims are five times more... Read more...

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December 7, 2015 2:49 PM

Obama Calls Us To Be Active Neighbors

As I listened to President Obama address the nation on last week’s tragedy in San Bernardino, California I was surprised and relieved to hear a call for Americans to become active, as opposed to passive, neighbors to one another in this time of tension.


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