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- Maryam Abdul-Kareem is the racial equity and justice advisor with Justice for Muslims Collective (JMC), a Western States Center's Defending Democracy Fellow and the Racial Equity in Philanthropy Fellow at the Meyer Foundation. Her scope of work, across her roles, includes learning about and resisting white supremacy and nationalism, the intersections of Anti-black racism and Islamophobia and systems of inequities.
- Previously, she has worked as a research and racial equity fellow at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, reviewing data metrics and ensuring racial equity through performance measurement. Her work concentrated on qualitative research, racial/ethnic equity and inclusion practices within the workforce development sector. Maryam was also the program and organizing support for MASA Organizing and the Rise Together Fund, she provided support to organizations serving Muslim, Arab and South Asian (MASA) communities. Maryam is committed to an Anti-racist identity and lens. She believes in the spiritual and tangible power of faith, the vision of an equitable future and the wise words of Ella Baker, "Oppressed people, whatever their level of formal education, have the ability to understand and interpret the world around them, to see the world for what it is, and move to transform it.”