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Lula S.

Year 1 Fellow
She/Her

Minneapolis, MN

Social Practice Artist, Storyteller/Writer, Entrepreneur
East African Diaspora Artists Initiative

Lula is a creative storyteller. She has worked in media, creative placemaking, poetry and arts-organizing with African, Arab and Muslim communities. She founded the East African Diaspora Artists Initiative in 2017.  Lula has created platforms for peace and understanding among diverse diasporas. She was a trainee-fellow with the African-Middle East Leadership Project (AMEL) for human rights, KARAMAH Muslim women’s leadership training, an inaugural alum of the Intercultural Leadership Institute, and alum of the IMAN (Inner-city Muslim Action Network Chicago) Artist Roster. Lula has also received fellowships and awards for her storytelling, music and poetry, and using arts as a tool for human rights.