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Why Parents in Dearborn are Standing up to Michigan School Boards

Hosted by Zainabrights and Fatima El-Zein, Produced by Mehrab Hasan 

On September 25th, a rally was held in Dearborn where over 800 parents came together to stand against explicit books in school libraries. What followed were heated school board meetings that have largely been misconstrued by the media.

(First schoolboard meeting) Dearborn School Board Meeting: October 10th at DPS headquarters

Join Fatima and Zainab as they breakdown all that’s happened in the last two weeks and why the issue in Dearborn has become a national one.

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  • Fatima El-Zein

    Fatima El-Zein is Lead Producer at TMJ News where she aims to bring more awareness about her community through storytelling. El-Zein grew up in Toronto, where she completed her undergraduate degree in Journalism at the University of Toronto and also received a diploma in Journalism from Centennial College. She has worked extensively for CBC News before moving to the United States.

  • Zainab Rights

    Zainab Rights is a Muslim American Journalist and Editor in Chief at TMJ News Network. She holds a double degree in Political Science and Homeland Security and a Masters in Journalism from Harvard University. She has over 12 years of experience in political commentary, writing and video production.

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