Ibrahim Abdul-Aziz Mohyuddin is a college senior studying Legal Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He grew up in a very tight-knit immigrant Muslim community in Tennessee where he had gotten to experience first hand the ways that ethnic immigrants and Muslims were treated in a southern, conservative state post-9/11. He has seen first hand how the government can be used to target minority communities; the Tennessee State Legislature being one of the few legislative bodies in the United States to not only introduce, but also pass an “Anti-Sharia Law” bill. A bill which does nothing but legitimize Islamophobic sentiments and anti-Muslim stereotypes across the country. He is really passionate about helping immigrants, religious minorities, ethnic minorities, and people who have been traditionally underrepresented in decision making spaces.
He has worked with different community organizations throughout Tennessee, most recently he interned with the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) as a community organizing intern where he expanded TIRRC’s outreach into Middle Eastern and South Asian communities, assisted with the coordination of COVID-19 vaccination events specifically serving immigrant communities which have historically had more restricted access to healthcare, and worked on TIRRC’s campaign with the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA). After graduating, He hopes to continue his work with TIRRC for at least a year before applying to law school, where he hopes to learn to become an even more effective advocate for his community.
Major(s): Legal Studies