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July 28, 2016
 
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Debbie Almontaser, M.S. ’00, Spoke at the Democratic National Convention

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by Amanda Hayman '17
Debbie Almontaser '00, M.S. photo credit: mcnny.org

Debbie Almontaser ’00, M.S. photo courtesy of mcnny.org

Debbie Almontaser, M.S. ’00, founder of the Khalil Gibran International Academy, spoke at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night in the segment “Our America” about her role as an educator promoting diversity.

“I spent the days after September 11th building bridges among students in New York City,” Almontaser said during the convention. “I started a school designed to foster multicultural values education to teach Arabic and spread diversity. Our America is not about fear and ignorance, it’s about acceptance.” 

Almontaser also encouraged fellow American Muslims to go out and vote this November.

Watch the video clip on The Washington Post.

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