Mo Al Bitar

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Moatasem (Mo) Al Bitar is a Human Resources Specialist/Project Manager for ReBiz, Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area.

Background

Born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to an originally Uzbeki mother and an Egyptian father, I was immersed early on in a multi-cultural environment. I attended an international school for 12 years which allowed me to interact with people from across the world. I received my BSc and two MA degrees from the most diverse campus in the state of Ohio, U.S., which enriched my inter-sectional identity and developed my mastery of inter-cultural competence. Today I am fluent in five different dialects of the Arabic language, English, and currently learning Spanish. I believe in co-existence by means of diplomacy and inter-cultural dialogue. In the next 10 years, I seek to utilize my multi-cultural personal background, as well as my diverse professional, leadership and research experiences, towards helping an international organization (NGO, think tank, or corporation) achieve its vision and mission.
My long-term goal is to inspire and lead a difference in my native country of Egypt and within the Muslim youth at-large. I aspire to be part of a movement that works towards fulfilling the goals of the January 25th revolution; freedom, social justice, and human dignity. I envision myself mentoring and empowering the youth to be the driving force behind implementing change through progressive inter-cultural/inter-faith dialogue and action.[1]

Field Coordinator

Bernie Sanders Campaign, Feb 2016 – Mar 2016, Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area.

Responsible for organizing rallying events, informational forums, and speaker panels on the Cleveland State University campus..[2]

Brown connection

Mo Al Bitar was an officer, of Arab Student Union and Muslim Student Association, Cleveland State University, Sep 2010 – May 2012.

Participated in multiple donation drives – in collaboration with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s office, Islamic Relief USA, and Helping Hands to assist and accommodate Syrian refugees in both states of Michigan and Ohio. Organized a solidarity march and informational sessions for the Egyptian January 25th revolution in Cleveland’s Public Square.[3]

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