Mariam Ahmed

Mariam Ahmed

I am a second-year undergraduate student living in Vancouver. I am interested in activism related to Palestinian human rights, the dangers of corporate exploitation, and imperialistic Western foreign policy in the Middle East, Latin American, and beyond. One of my biggest take away from engaging in activism is realizing the interconnectedness between different struggles and how people, regardless of geographic boundaries, can be oppressed in similar ways by the same structures. For instance, the ways in which the capitalist system excludes and marginalizes poor people in my hometown, Cairo, is similar to how it marginalizes people in Vancouver's Downtown East-side.