Headscarves in the Workplace panel explores intersectionality

Headscarves in the Workplace panel
From left: Brittany Claybrooks, Marian Haji-Mohamed, Fatima Koura, and Arshiya Kherani

"Headscarves in the Workplace," a panel discussion that took place on November 2 at the Puck Building, was part of Wagner’s Black Student Association’s panel series that seeks to increase understanding and foster allies in the public service world. Moderated by Brittany Claybrooks (MUP 2018), this discussion highlighted the intersectionality of being a Muslim, a woman, and a person of color in the public service workplace. Alumni Marian Haji-Mohamed (MPA-PNP 2012), Assistant Director for Administration at Global TIES for Children, and Arshiya Kherani (MPA-PNP 2014), Founder & CEO of Sukoon Active, and Fatima Koura, Hudson County Community College professor and author, shared their stories of advocating for accommodations for Muslims in the workplace and creating further visibility around the multilayered experiences of professionals in public service.

This event was co-sponsored by NYU Wagner’s Office of Alumni Relations, Office of Career Services, and Office of the Dean as part of our equity, diversity, and inclusion programming.