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RABIH AHMED

RABIH AHMED

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Rabih Ahmed is a first-generation Ghanaian-American spoken word poet born in the Bronx. She is a recent graduate with a BA in Political Science and minor in Black Studies from SUNY New Paltz. She was the recipient of the Alumni Action Award by Big Picture Learning Network in 2015, the first SUNY New Paltz Urban Slam winner in 2012, and the Nelson Mandela Legacy Writing Contest winner in 2009. As an activist, educator, and poet Rabih utilizes spoken word poetry as a medium to fill the holes in New York City public education. She currently is a teaching artist with Community-Word Project seeking to incorporate themes of social justice, community building, and healing into her curriculum.

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