Hello! My name is Henna Malik. I am 18 years old and a senior at The Derryfield School in Manchester, New Hampshire. I am passionate about a lot of things whether it is my academics or my club RADs (Racial Awareness at Derryfield School). However, what defines me as a Pakistani-American is my passion for social justice activism in my local community.
My time in RADs has been spent engaging in difficult dialogue with my peers surrounding issues of race, ethnicity, etc. currently in the news or in the past. However, as difficult as these conversations are, I enjoy creating a safe space for students to share their story, to spread a message of positivity and love, and to encourage one another to speak their truth. As my senior years comes to an end, my goal is to continue my work beyond simply my local community.
I am currently interning at American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire (ACLU-NH) in order to make my goal a larger reality with a significant impact. ACLU is assisting me in planning and organizing a rally aimed at giving a voice to the voiceless. I am particularly targeting youth minorities who face injustices based on their race, the color of their skin, and other racial discrepancies in their everyday life. The rally will be on Sunday May 27th from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Arms Park in Manchester, NH.
I wish to draw a large crowd of people (especially young people and especially young black, brown, and people of color) and create a massive hype for this event, but that is only possible with your help! Can you reply and let me know if you would be willing to help out with this event? I’m hoping to do outreach to youth individuals in the Greater Manchester Area, find speakers, and just get the word out generally!
Cell Phone: (603) 505 - 6281 (If the inbox is full, feel free to send me an email instead.)
Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/227980904451438/