Amina Abuthahir

Amina Abuthahir (she/her) is a first generation Muslim Indian-American. Her parents are from Southern India, Tamilnadu; Tamil, her mother language and culture has played a large part in her upbringing and identity. She is in her senior year at California State University, Long Beach, pursuing a bachelors in Political Science, with an emphasis on U.S. Law and Public Policy. She initially studied biology at Norco College and Riverside City College, but switched majors once she discovered her true passions lied in public work and activism. She attained an associate’s degree in Political Science from RCC. Her interests in political and economic discrimination in minority communities have informed the way she practices her solidarity and support. Abuthahir is currently looking forward to learning how to grow individually and in community using an amalgamation of art and politics.

Updated July 2020

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Nikkei Uncovered: a poetry column

What we hold - Part Two

Over the past several years, Vigilant Love (an organization working towards safety and justice of communities impacted by Islamophobia and violence), has hosted a community Iftar bringing together hundreds of Muslim, Japanese American and other LA community members in the spirit of many years of solidarity practice between our communities. This was the first year the program had to be virtual due to Covid-19, but over 170 people still came together for the online breaking of the fast. I had the great honor of working with Vigilant Love’s Solidarity Arts Fellows to collaborate and suppor…

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