‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx
At the age of fifteen, Hebh Jamal became a well-known advocate in education reform known for her impact toward tackling injustice and her vision for the possibility of a transformed society. Hebh was featured in the NY Times in “Young Muslim Americans Are Feeling the Strain of Suspicion” for her perspective on the impact of Islamophobia on young Muslims and her vision for a more conscious, educated, harmonious society. Since then, she has continued to be a voice for integrated, equitable schools for NYC and co-created the first ever City-Wide Youth Council on School Integration run by IntegrateNYC4Me. She also works for American Muslims for Palestine and is a Youth Policy Fellow for NY Appleseed.