2017 Official Redefy Reflection

  2017 was Redefy’s fourth year in existence and the first year during which we went through a massive restructuring. In June, we officially became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and this fall, we set up a bank account. Our non-profit status will allow us to receive tax-exempt donations and expand our reach and influence across … Continue reading

A Call to Action

As a nonpartisan organization, we aren’t interested in commenting on specific candidates or political figures. However, we are interested in empowering disenfranchised communities in a time when so many are feeling distraught, misunderstood, and silenced. This is a time when we need to hear from one another. We need to understand realities that are different … Continue reading

Lutalica… and our Identity

(courtesy of Pixabay) Lutalica (n). the part of your identity that doesn’t fit into categories (The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows) Categories abound. When we are born, we are born with a name, gender, nationality, religion, and race. And that’s alright. There are categories, and we are placed into them. There are always outliers; but given … Continue reading

Realizing Our Realities

the proposal for Redefy’s Realizing Our Realities will be released soon, so consider bringing the event to your school/community — e-mail contact.redefy@gmail.com with questions  On Monday, May 2nd, my upper school gathered in the theater for what would have normally been our Monday announcements assembly. However, today we encountered a change in the routine. Instead of … Continue reading

Interview: Dr. Amaney Jamal

Interview: Dr. Amaney Jamal

Redefy Interview with Dr. Amaney Jamal Interview by Ziad Ahmed (Redefy Founder and President) On Friday, August 14th I had the opportunity to interview Professor Amaney Jamal. Dr. Amaney Jamal is the Edward S. Sanford Professor of Politics and the Director Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University, and has a wide range … Continue reading

Princeton Prize Reflection: Finding My Inner Dolphin

Social justice fatigue is no myth. The effort that it takes to immerse yourself completely in the act of working towards a better tomorrow is grueling. Striving to impact policy, hearts, and culture takes an emotional, physical, and mental toll. It’s intensely difficult to commit yourself to anything really, but there’s something distinctly unique about … Continue reading