Archive for June, 2011

Zamir Hassan: Organizing for the Homeless

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself professionally as well as educationally?

I work in NJ as an IT and Telecommunications consultant.  I studied at Cornell University in 1973 after coming to America from Karachi, Pakistan where I taught at the University of Karachi.

What made you start the Muslims Against Hunger Project (MAHP)?

I was introduced to a soup kitchen for the very first time in the year 2000 when I went on a school trip with my son.  Surprisingly, this soup kitchen was in one of America’s wealthiest communities where 70% of those coming to the soup kitchen were considered the working poor.  The reality of these working poor was eye opening for me which led me to launch the Musl...

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