Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mission Statement

Hello everyone

My name is Farzana Rahman and I am currently a sophomore at the University of Michigan. I am a psychology and sociology major and have a profound interest in social justice issue and social justice reform. Before I go on and talk about why I am starting this blog I would like to take a moment to give a background on myself

I am 19 years old, born in Bangladesh and moved to the US with my family at the tender age of 11 months. I lived in NY for about 11 years (Queens :]) and then moved to Michigan and attended high school here. I have always been very involved in my school academically and socially, I have been vice president of my class student council, homecoming committe. All those things are great and I am proud of because it has given me a sense of leadership early on and the importance of organization. I am also a certified peer mediator an that training and that activity has helped me in solving conflicts within groups I have worked with

But now as I am getting older I want to do more, I want to be involved in things that involve change and this year I have taken steps forward to do that. I will be introducing my upcoming projects through this blog but not quite yet

I want this blog to address vast amounts of social issues and human rights violation that we face in our world today. It will not geared towards any one specific community but it will introduce many of the adversities our South Asian communities face because I think that is a community that has problem but very few to address it. I also want this blog to provide inspiration and resources to help those who want to help others. Every two weeks I will be focusing on an issue and taking suggestions on what issues to address. I will also be providing information as to how people coud contact organizations that are helping in those issues as well.

I hope this project and blog will be useful to those who visit it and will also help me bring change to my community and help me better my enviroment and myself

With great love



  1. This is a great intro and inshallah you will do great this with the blog and go about bringing more relief and education to the world.

  2. Farzana,

    This is a great work. I am proud of you and your desire to work with socially marginalized groups. I have interest to work with socially neglected people as well. I am specially interested in commercial sex workers, intra-venous drug users and tribal groups in Bangladesh. Perhaps, we can work together someday and bring changes in Bangladesh and in the process serve as a model for other nations.

    Newaj Abdullah


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