Sara Ali is 24 years old, she is a computer engineer and lives in Almada. She does not conform to clichés or fits into ready-made ideas of what is (or should be) a young Muslim woman. Sara is a bright and independent woman, very well integrated within the different communities she participates. At the height of the Covid 19 pandemic, Sara describes what changed in her life.
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN “COMMUNITY HEROES”
The central message of the campaign is that the local community is the right way for young people to take part in society. In the community, the young person can reconcile religious practice with community involvement in a healthy way. Therefore, the campaign will show how civic engagement provides resilience mechanisms, such as a sense of community and identity to more vulnerable youth through citizenship stories within the Muslim community.
Subtopics include the following themes:
The expected result in the long term is young people with a sense of identity, who feel that they belong to the local community and have a civic purpose.
Our campaign is not only a campaign but a social movement which aims at replicating positive insights about fundamental rights, democracy and open society. Under the motto “raise your voice against extremist violence”, you will have the opportunity to have active participation in our campaign.
The fundamental question should then be: how can you be an activist to help us spread this campaign? Your activism includes but is not limited to sending us your narratives (text, film, media) is connected to the campaign’s main topics.