Ibtihaj Muhammad - Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream — in conversation with Brittany Packnett, in partnership with Young African Professionals

Upcoming Event
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

From being the only African-American Muslim wearing a hijab in her hometown of Maplewood, New Jersey, to being the first veiled American woman to compete for the U.S. in the Olympics, Muhammad has always stood out, as much for her prodigious talent as for her courage and faith. Though she started fencing at the late age of thirteen, she quickly pushed beyond state and collegiate championships to become a five-time Senior World medalist and Olympic bronze medalist. But her athletic triumphs are only one part of Muhammad’s prodigious achievements. Her memoir is an unflinching account of how she turned around the bias and opposition she faced from the beginning, earning a spot on TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People In the World, serving as a sports ambassador for the U.S. State Department, and inspiring the first hijabi Barbie.

Muhammad will be in conversation with Brittany Packnett, Vice President of National Community Alliances for Teach for America, co-founder of the policy platform to end police violence Campaign Zero, video columnist for Mic News, and current Aspen Institute Education fellow.

This event is in partnership with the Young African Professionals D.C. Network, a network of more than 10,000 young African professionals in the D.C. Metro Area with the mission of connecting young African professionals in the diaspora for career development and opportunity creation.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Child & Teen
Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316518963
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Published: Hachette Books - July 24th, 2018

Proud (Young Readers Edition): Living My American Dream Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316477000
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 24th, 2018

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