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The Muslim on the Airplane | Amal Kassir | TEDxMileHighWomen

This inspirational story is one more example of how each one of us can  make a difference and bring about a better world through our unique talents.  Every act, every word matters- no matter how small or large.

Watching the news, it seems like ethnic divides are ever-deepening. But how can we solve these complicated problems when each side lives in fear of the other? The answer is simple, argues Syrian-American poet Amal Kassir – it starts with, “What’s your name?”

Amal, a young Muslim-American and native Coloradan, found a platform for her voice growing up working in her family’s restaurant. She has been writing poetry since she was a child and has performed in eight countries, sharing her verse everywhere from youth prisons to orphanages to refugee camps.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community

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