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Building a cooperative for Arab American women that’s half bakery and half an education, social justice, and economic empowerment engine
- Human Rights
Somia is a community organizer, educator, and advocate. Somia’s passion for empowering women and fighting for human rights began when she was a student leader at Sana’a University in Yemen, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics. Since moving to New York City, Somia has led Arab women in south Brooklyn. Somia is launching a bakery that will double as an economic empowerment vehicle for Arab American women in their community. Structured as a cooperative, Somia’s social enterprise can become a blueprint for other affinity groups and neighborhoods that aspire to amplify their members’ talents to build economic assets.