Maintaining Strength and Pride Amidst the Rise of Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Islam Sentiment

Krista Bremer is an American Muslim writer who, 15 years ago, was a surfer from a secular middle-class family who dreamed of a comfortable American life of adventure, romance, and opportunity. Then, on a running trail in North Carolina, she met Ismail. Kind, sincere, and passionate, Ismail came from another world: one of eight children, he’d been raised in an impoverished fishing village in Libya. Her life was forever changed.

Melody Moezzi is an Iranian-American Muslim feminist living with bipolar disorder. She is an author, lawyer, activist, and mental health advocate.

Vimala Rajendran has been a longtime activist for progressive causes including grassroots media, international peace and stopping domestic violence. Through it all, she has fed the movement. She is heavily involved in assisting local Syrian refugees.

Join these incredible women for a conversation about how the rise of anti-Islam and anti-immigrant sentiment has affected them personally in their work, and how they’ve managed to preserve their strength and pride.