Deena Hayes and Suzanne Plihcik, The Racial Equity Institute
A native of Michigan and a graduate of Hunter College School of Social Work, Rachael Ibrahim has earned a Master’s in Social Work Community Organizing. She has spent over ten years as a community organizer, most of which has had a greater focus on youth populations. Rachael’s work is grounded in leadership development, civic responsibility and social action. Using her passion for the fine arts and the African Diaspora, Rachael has worked with student groups to create social change locally and globally using an anti-racist lens and an anti-oppression framework. In November 2010, Rachael received the Emerging Social Work Leader Award from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) New York City Chapter.