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dc.contributor.author Abdullah, Mustafa en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-11T18:18:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-11T18:18:45Z
dc.date.created 1/19/2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 5/11/2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10339/31847
dc.description Mustafa Abdullah, 2010 WFU graduate and recipient of the 2010 MLK Building the Dream Award, will speak on his work as a community organizer promoting Dr. King's dream of social justice. Per Mr. Abdullah, his lecture summary is as follows: The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is often portrayed as a racial icon. However, King also serves as a hero for interfaith and social justice work. Rooted in his Christian faith, he engaged with and was inspired by other religious traditions, and leaders within those traditions, through which he ultimately revolutionized the American promise. King's civil rights work inspired me, as an American-Egyptian Muslim, to build interfaith relationships across the community. Ultimately, these relationships have inspired and enabled me to organize a host of interfaith projects and take ownership of a number of social justice initiatives as an interfaith activist and leader at Wake Forest University and an intern with CHANGE that led me to be awarded the MLK Building the DreamAward. As I continue to engage in this work as a full time community organizer, I learn more and more about King's ultimate vision. He was not just preaching about race or nation but about building new relationships between people from different backgrounds and faith traditions and empowering others to build a pluralist community, where a diversity of differences is not understood as an obstacle, but as a springboard for opportunity and great strength. en_US
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