My Voice, Our Future is a campaign about values.

My Voice, Our Future is a response to the divisions driving campuses and communities apart. Based around the journeys of young leaders from Africa and the Middle East, the campaign is centered on identity, courage and leadership. Through speaking engagements on university campuses and in communities, My Voice, Our Future amplifies these inspiring stories from the region to open new spaces for taking action together.

My Voice, Our Future Campaign Trailer

Highlights from the campaign and Founding Speakers from across the Middle East and Africa.

ABOUT

THE CAMPAIGN

The Middle East and Africa region is prominent in media, politics and public discourse across the United States; yet we still don’t hear the voices of young people from the region. The My Voice, Our Future campaign seeks to amplify these unique voices both online and offline, uniting groups together over shared values that may otherwise be at odds. Through speaking engagements on university campuses and in communities, these young leaders inspire new perspectives, open channels of communication and exemplify engagement over exclusion. These speakers are catalysts for deeper dialogue on issues affecting us all. The campaign’s theory of change posits that by sharing personal experiences, the activists can inform, enrich and inspire.

Together, we can begin to reverse the currents of hate and division that threaten to drive us apart.

FOUNDING PARTNERS

Who We Are

Mohamed Abubakr

Mohamed Abubakr is a Sudanese activist with a decade and a half of experience. Since high school, he has founded and led human rights and peace organizations across Sudan, Africa and…
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Stephanie Merkrebs

Stephanie Merkrebs serves as Director of Campus Affairs & Special Projects for ADL’s New York / New Jersey region…
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Megan Hallahan

Megan Hallahan is a California native who has spent the past 15 years working in youth empowerment across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Prior to becoming the Executive Director…
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PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

As partner organizations, AMEL and ADL have joined forces to combat escalating divisions and hate by fostering understanding, respect and engagement in and between our communities.

The African Middle Eastern Leadership Project

AMEL is a Washington DC-based non-profit organization founded in 2016. AMEL’s mission is to mobilize, empower, and unite millennial leaders and activists from the Middle East and Africa (MEA) to build resilient, inclusive societies that are free from discrimination, persecution, and violent coercion, and to advocate for policies in support of these goals.

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The Anti-Defamation League

ADL is a leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education and fighting hate online, ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.

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To learn more, contact us at info@MyVoiceOurFuture.org

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SPEAKERS

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GET INVOLVED

BECOME A CAMPAIGN AMBASSADOR

1. Contact Us: To find out how you can bring the campaign to your campus or community, contact us at info@MyVoiceOurFuture.org

 

2. Become A Campaign Ambassador: As an ambassador, your goal is to encourage diverse individuals, student groups and communities to come together and co-host a campaign event at a location of your choosing. The event will feature a My Voice, Our Future speaker and a member of the ADL and/or AMEL team to lead break-out sessions and interactive discussion. Ambassadors receive recognition for their leadership and will have insider access to new materials, resources and ‘swag’.

See the form below to sign up and get involved.

Desired date of event (please provide at least two options).

Are you interested in a specific speaker(s)? Please indicate one or more.

Which topics are of most interest to your community and/or campus? Please indicate one or more.

3. Grow the Movement: Use #MyVoiceOurFuture to share how your school or community is making an impact and help grow the movement for positive change.

4. Stay Involved: Hosting an AMEL speaker is just the beginning. The overall goal of the campaign is to inspire sustained engagements and concrete calls-to-action. ADL and AMEL can help you continue your leadership role as a campaign ambassador.

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MEET OUR CURRENT AMBASSADORS

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OUR SUPPORTERS

To donate or join the campaign as a sponsor, contact info@MyVoiceOurFuture.org

NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

SPONSORS

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CONTACT US

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CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU.

HOST AN EVENT TODAY.