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Afraz Khan currently serves on the legal support staff of the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) Racial Justice Program in which he works on racial discrimination cases in housing, law enforcement and education. He previously served in New York City government as a Community Liaison at the Manhattan Borough President’s Office where he worked alongside elected officials and Community Boards in developing local reforms. He recently graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a BA in International Relations where he obtained policy experience through his internships with the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Washington D.C. and the Fulbright Commission in Argentina. Through his passion for community engagement, Afraz coordinated several university-wide programs uniting thousands of students and community members to tackle issues of police brutality, Islamophobia and the deportation of undocumented students. In 2016, he was chosen as one of NYU’s 10 Most Influential Students.In addition to his work and organizing experience, Afraz has been serving in various capacities at the Islamic Center at NYU for the past six years. Under the tutelage of Imam Khalid Latif, he regularly delivers Friday sermons, conducts interfaith programming and currently serves as the Director of the Muslim Wedding Service, a Nikah officiant service through which he also officiates Nikahs. Afraz has spent much of his life engaging with religious studies and completed his memorization of the Qur'an after 8 years of coursework. He has attended Zaytuna College's Summer Quranic Arabic Intensive and completed a 2017 summer course through the American Learning Institute for Muslims (ALIM) where he studied topics including the principles of rationality behind the four major schools of thought and the development of Islam in America with its beginnings in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.In his spare time, Afraz enjoys writing and performing rap and spoken word poetry and has been invited to showcase his work across the tri-state area. He is also frequently invited to speak at various events on his community activism work.