Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Representative Ilhan Omar faced a new slur from Colorado Republican Lauren Boebert. While Ilhan serves as a convenient target for anti-Muslim politicians and media figures, hate speech affects Muslims across Minnesota. Habon Abdulle, executive director of Ayada Leads, says the way to combat those forces is to organize African and Muslim women for civic leadership.
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Dr. Habon Abdulle is the executive director and founder of Ayada Leads (formerly WOW Network), a nonpartisan civic leadership organization located in Minneapolis. Ayada Leads is committed to breaking barriers and fostering an environment in which new American women, particularly African diaspora women, are encouraged to lead and advocate for policies that positively impact their communities.