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#MyJihad Campaign: The Struggle for Self-Expression: Yasmina Blackburn at TEDxLUC

By on May 14, 2013 in MyJihad News & Events with 1 Comment


Published on May 13, 2013

Yasmina Blackburn, Board Member of MyJihad, Inc., is a Muslim-American “soccer mom” of two, and Chicago native. Her professional background includes roles in Corporate Human Resources and HR applications in sales and marketing. Yasmina is a free-lance writer and blogger, an active volunteer for the #MyJihad Public Education Campaign, and a Leader for Girl Scouts of America. She has worked as the Public Relations Director for American Islamic Center (AIC) of Chicago, and has worked on the grass roots CREDO campaign that helped earn Tammy Duckworth her senate seat in the 8th Congressional District in Illinois in 2012. Yasmina is also a long-time supporter of CAIR-Chicago (Council of American Islamic Relations) whose values align with her own: “defending civil rights, fighting bigotry, promoting tolerance.”

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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