Diya Qazeili Moushahwar

I am an educator, student, and community organizer. I am a proud Arab-American from Detroit, Michigan and I currently live in Washington Heights, the neighborhood I have called home for more than six years. I am a Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) alumna and GUIDE Scholar at New York University (NYU) Gallatin developing a concentration entitled Science, Medicine, and Empire as well as minoring in Disability Studies.

In addition to tutoring for ASAP at BMCC, I am a 2021 Global Human Rights Fellow, focusing on the right to health for Palestinians, and a co-founder of Disability Collective. I also teach middle schoolers and organize with the Justice Center en el Barrio in uptown Manhattan. After graduating, I hope to continue to promote liberatory pedagogy, healthcare, and justice for all oppressed peoples.

Interviewee & Interviewer