Hartford Seminary is pleased to announce that Dr. Sarah Sayeed, Senior Advisor in the Community Affairs Unit of the Mayor’s Office of New York City, will speak at graduation on Friday, May 17.
Dr. Sayeed is responsible for citywide Muslim engagement and facilitating culturally responsive agency outreach. Prior to this, she worked for over seven years at the Interfaith Center of New York, where she developed and implemented a five year partnership to bring together Catholic and Muslim social service providers in dialogue and joint action.
She also designed and executed the Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Retreats for Social Justice on a biannual basis, bringing together New York’s diverse grassroots religious leaders with secular and city agencies. Dr. Sayeed has been involved for over two decades with Women in Islam, Inc., a social justice and human rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of women through knowledge and practice of Islam.
She speaks regularly on Islam, Muslim women, civic engagement, and interfaith relations. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Near East Studies from Princeton University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a certificate in Reconciliation Leadership through the Institute for Global Leadership and recently participated in the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI) Fellows program.
Graduation will begin at 3:30 p.m. under the tent on the front lawn of the main building at 77 Sherman St. A reception will follow in the Meeting Room. All are welcome!