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Yasmin Dwedar

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Yasmin Dwedar was born to a Filipino Catholic mother and an Egyptian Muslim father. Dwedar attended Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn, New York. She received a B.A. in English language arts from Hunter College, an M.A. in international studies from the City University of New York Graduate Center, and a J.D. from the CUNY School of Law. 

Interview Highlight

"When you have to wake up every single day and hear about how your people are violent extremists, terrorists, and people just saying all these racist Islamophobic things, even the tiniest thing can get you emotional because you have to hear it every single day."

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Identifier: 2011.019.083
Date: March 20, 2014
Duration: 1:09:56
Citation: Oral history interview with Yasmin Dwedar, 2014, 2011.019.083; Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations Oral History Collection, 2011.019; Brooklyn Historical Society.
Language: English
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