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Student Meeting with Sumbul Siddiqui '10

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Kim Koo Library, 111 Thayer Street

Registration is required. Register here.

Join Sumbul Siddiqui '10, Cambridge City Council Member, for a conversation on her path from Brown to elected office. Siddiqui will discuss barriers facing women and people of color running for office, her work as a City Council Member, and how Brown made an impact on her career. First years and sophomores are encouraged to attend and bring questions!

Council Member Siddiqui is a long-time Cambridge resident and brings her expertise as a legal aid attorney to the Council. She holds a BA in Public Policy from Brown University and a law degree from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Siddiqui moved to the United States at the age of 2 with her parents and twin brother from Karachi, Pakistan. Her family won a lottery to enter Cambridge’s affordable housing system, which placed them in Rindge Towers in North Cambridge and then in Roosevelt Towers in East Cambridge. As a Cambridge Rindge and Latin student, Siddiqui co-founded the Cambridge Youth Involvement Subcommittee, now the Cambridge Youth Council, currently in its 15th year. Her activism in Cambridge earned her a Cambridge Peace and Justice Award.

Council Member Siddiqui is working on creating more affordable housing, supporting small businesses, increasing civic engagement, making Cambridge more climate-resilient, and improving the health and safety of its neighborhoods.

This conversation is part of a series of discussions with professionals in the fields of international and public affairs designed for first-years and sophomores who are seeking guidance and inspiration on how to find their way in the realms of politics, public policy, advocacy, development, social science research and teaching -- and active citizenship. Professor Geri Augusto will moderate the conversation. Registration is required, register here.

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