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Fatimah Loren Muhammad

Fatimah Loren Muhammad is the Deputy Director of Equal Justice USA, a national legislative advocacy organization focused on the intersection of criminal justice reform, public health, and trauma-informed practices. In 2016, she facilitated a national briefing in the Obama White House on issues of race, trauma and violence in communities of color and founded the Police/Community Trauma program at EJUSA, which builds understanding between officers and communities of color.

Fatimah's work in facilitation and youth empowerment spans her career in various roles. She has trained thousands of young people on issues of social justice through over 10 years of work as a senior trainer for the Anti-Defamation League and as former Associate Director of the Greenfield Intercultural Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Fatimah is a psychotherapist with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, specializing in trauma among adults, adolescents, and communities of color. Fatimah narrowly lost a bid for the PA state legislature at the age of 27, is a Fulbright Scholar Finalist, and recipient of the 2010 Social Transformation Award in Philadelphia. She is also a proud Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.