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Scholarship Winner Works For Social Justice

Connestee Falls Scholarships


August 1, 2019

Zeena Abdulkarim is, like all of us, a multi-faceted person. The main characteristics she uses to describe herself is that she is female, black and an activist – all attributes that make living in a small southern town something of a challenge. She has confronted the challenge head-on.

Zeena was born and raised in Brevard to parents who immigrated from Africa. She is the youngest of six children, the four older of whom were all born abroad. She describes her five siblings as her best friends. One of her sisters, Dimah, works for the United Nations in Nairobi, and another, Nafisah, is a r...

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