Peacebuilders Camp at Koinonia Farm

Alumni Spotlight: Safiyyah Ameer

When campers say goodbye at the end of each session, our hope is that they will return to their communities and find ways to use their skills and raise their voices to advocate for positive change wherever they see a need. Peacebuilders 2016 alum Safiyyah Ameer (known at camp as Gracen) did just that, and what a difference she has made in her school and in her city! In the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida shooting on Valentines Day 2018, Safiyyah organized her peers in Tampa to walk out of class and march in protest. She has made speeches at demonstrations and at forums with community leaders to call for changes in gun laws so that all students can be better protected. Her passion, energy, and organizational leadership is inspiring others and creating change in her community. We can’t wait to see how she continues to use her skills to make an impact!

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