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Kameelah Rashad

and Founder, Muslim Wellness Foundation
Muslim Chaplain, University of Pennsylvania
kameelah.rashad@gmail.com; @KameelahRashad
Rashad serves as chaplain, acting as a counselor and advisor to the Muslim students on campus, and facilitating discussions on religious identity development and challenges faced by American Muslim youth. She is the Founder of Muslim Wellness Foundation, an organization dedicated to reducing stigma associated with mental illness, addiction and trauma in the American Muslim community. Rashad is also a founding member of Muslims Make It Plain, a coalition of concerned Muslims working to inspire, empower and support grassroots mobilization and direct action to address police brutality, racial & religious profiling, unlawful surveillance and over-policing of America’s Black & Brown communities. In addition, she is a 2014 Ariane deRothschild Fellow, and recipient of the 2014 Student Multiculturalism and Education Awards from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. She was also one of 14 American Muslim Leaders invited to a roundtable discussion with President Obama in February 2015.