Recounting how terrorism has impacted his life, Ahmed Younis reveals how losing his faith forced him to realize that hope is the key to realizing who we can be. The world of graphic novels helped him to regain this hope and his belief in the world. He presents the audience with examples of adventures of Muslim comic book superheroes, including Marvel’s Kamala Khan, who are helping to dispel stereotypes about Muslims and to restore hope to others.
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Ahmed Younis is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ph.D. student, and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice at The Paulo Freire Democratic Project in the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University. His courses, public lectures, and writing focus on themes surrounding: The Architecture of Social Change; Entrepreneurship and Youth Employment in the Arab World; Global Muslim Public Opinion; Islamic Law; Muslim American History; Practice, and Policy; and Critical Pedagogy and Islamic Reform for Social Change.
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